Several seats in the State Senate are up for grabs this election year as long-time incumbents retire. Three democrats, newcomers Shaina Forsyth and Tamara Goebbert and State Rep. Angus McKelvey are looking to make the general election ballot in the District 6 race, which represents portions of South and West Maui. On Oʻahu, the Democratic primary for the District 11 (Mānoa – Makiki Heights) seat pits newcomer Ian Ross against veteran politician Carol Fukunaga.
The re-drawing of legislative districts due to shifts in population has created challenging election contests across the state this year. On Hawaiʻi Island, incumbents Laura Acasio and Lorraine Inouye face Wil Okabe in the Democratic Primary for District 1, that includes Hilo and part of the Hamakua Coast. Acasio and Okabe will face off in a live format. On Oʻahu there is no incumbent in Senate District 19 which covers parts of Pearl City, Waipahu and ʻEwa. State Representative Henry Aquino faces newcomer Roger Clemente in the Democratic Primary.
Hawaiʻi has only had two Republican Governors since statehood in 1959. With no incumbent running and well-known candidates running on both sides of the aisle, will 2022 be the year that a third Republican gains the state’s highest political office? In all, 10 GOP candidates will be on the ballot this summer. Join us as we talk with Republican contenders ahead of the August 13th primary election.
Three leading candidates are vying for the democratic nomination for governor. Business leader Vicky Cayetano, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele will appear together in the PBS Hawaiʻi studio, as they battle to move on to the general election. Find out where each candidate stands on the issues and why they want to lead the state.
Five people are vying for the right to represent Honolulu City Council District 2 which includes Mililani, Wahiawā, the North Shore and Windward Oʻahu from Kahuku to Kahaluʻu. This is a race with no incumbent. Join the discussion with candidates Raquel Achiu, Lupe Funaki, Makuakai Rothman, Chad Tsuneyoshi and Matt Weyer on Insights on PBS Hawaiʻi.
There is a crowded field in this year's Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor with four major candidates facing off to see who will advance to the general election. Businessman and former Honolulu Mayoral candidate Keith Amemiya, former Honolulu City Councilmember Ikaika Anderson, longtime Oʻahu state Representative Sylvia Luke and business leader Sherry Menor-McNamara will answer your questions.
We start our election coverage with two races where there is no incumbent. Former state senator Jill Tokuda and current state representative Patrick Branco are among candidates facing off in the Democratic Primary to replace Kai Kahele in Hawaii’s second congressional district covering rural Oʻahu and the Neighbor Islands. Meanwhile, in the state house, former lawmaker Gary Gill faces Jenna Takenouchi in the Democratic Primary for District 27 representing Pacific Heights and Nuʻuanu.
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