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Air Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2022 7:30 PM
If you haven’t filled out your general election ballot, there’s still time to cast your vote. Besides candidates, residents will also be deciding on proposed charter amendments in all four counties. The County Charter outlines how the county runs. The issues vary between the counties and range from how government monies should be spent to salaries and special elections. Our panel will take a closer look at the amendment proposals to help you be informed.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2022 7:30 PM
Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs are chosen in statewide elections. There are three at-large seats with no district requirement on the General Election ballot this year. Four candidates are facing off against two long-time incumbents.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2022 7:30 PM
Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino faces a tough challenge in his bid for a second term from retired State Judge Richard Bissen. In the August primary election, Bissen got the most votes with Victorino coming in second in a field of eight candidates. Both candidates advanced to the November general election.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2022 7:30 PM
In November, voters across the state will elect someone new to represent Hawaiʻi’s second congressional district which includes rural Oʻahu (Waiʻanae Coast, North Shore, Windward side) and the Neighbor Islands. Incumbent Democrat Kai Kahele decided not to seek re-election and instead ran for governor but lost in the primary election. Voters have three choices. Democrat and former longtime state lawmaker Jill Tokuda faces veteran candidates in Republican Joe Akana and Libertarian Michelle Tippens.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2022 7:30 PM
Voters in a so-called canoe district encompassing Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and northeast Maui have three choices to fill an open seat in District 13 in the State House of Representatives. In the August primary election Democrat Mahina Poepoe beat two other candidates including Linda Haʻi Clark, who was appointed to replace Lynn DeCoite who moved to the state Senate. Republican Adam Clark ran unopposed in his primary as did Green Party candidate Nick Nikhilananda. On Oʻahu, State House District 36 is up for grabs with no incumbent. Republican Veamoniti Lautaha faces Democrat Rachele Fernandez Lamosao.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2022 7:30 PM
Legislative boundaries in Central Oʻahu have changed due to reapportionment. In the new District 38 which includes part of Mililani and Waipiʻo Acres, Republican incumbent Lauren Cheape Matsumoto faces a challenge from a former area lawmaker, Democrat Marilyn Lee. And on the Kona side of Hawaiʻi Island there is no incumbent for State House District 6 which includes Hōnaunau, Kealakekua, Hōlualoa and part of Kailua-Kona. Democrat Kirstin Kahaloa advanced to the general election after beating two opponents in the primary election. She faces Republican Jonathan Kennealy who ran unopposed in the primary.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2022 7:30 PM
In the realignment of State Legislative districts due to reapportionment, the new District 35 in the State House of Representatives is an open seat with no incumbent and includes parts of Waipahū and Pearl City. In the general election, Republican Josiah Araki, who was unopposed in the primary, faces Democrat Cory Chun who won a tight primary race. Meanwhile, in Hawaiʻi County, the two top vote getters for Council District 2 which includes Downtown Hilo and parts of Waiākea Uka and Kaūmana, were less than a percentage point apart in the primary while beating three other candidates. Jennifer Kagiwada and Matthias Kusch are in a runoff in November.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2022 7:30 PM
Two experienced politicians, former state and city lawmaker Ron Menor and current State House Minority leader Val Okimoto, are in a runoff for the open district eight seat on the Honolulu City Council which runs from Waimalu to Mililani. Meanwhile, Democrat Natalia Hussey-Burdick and Republican Kathy Thurston face off in the race for State House District 50 covering parts of Kāneʻohe and Kailua in Windward Oʻahu.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 8, 2022 7:30 PM
Two candidates running for office the first time were the top two vote-getters in the primary election out of a field of five for the Honolulu City Council seat representing District Two, which runs from Kahaluʻu on the Windward side of Oʻahu to Waikele in Central Oʻahu. Makuakai Rothman and Matt Weyer are now in a runoff in the November 8 General Election. And veteran Democratic lawmaker Gil Riviere faces Republican challenger Brenton Awa for Senate District 23 representing Windward Oʻahu, the North Shore and part of Central Oʻahu.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2022 7:30 PM
There were no incumbents in two of the seats up for election in the Maui County Council this election season and now both races are headed to a runoff in November. Nara Boone faces Nohe Uʻu-Hodgins for the seat representing Makawao, Haʻikū and Pāʻia while Tom Cook squares off against Robin Knox for the South Maui seat.
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