Democrat’s Grand Rally in Hilo tonight, Aug. 10




HILO, Hawaii: The Bayfront in Downtown Hilo will again be a tumult of sign waving and political positioning on the eve of Hawaii’s primary election.

Here is the official news release from the Democratic Party:

SOURCE: Hawaii County Democratic Party

For the 58th year, historic Mo’oheau Bandstand on Hilo Bay will light up and host the Neighbor Island Grand Rally to celebrate Democratic Party values and leadership, including 40 Democratic hopefuls, just hours before the polls open for Hawaii’s 2012 Primary Election on Sat., August 11.

The rally begins at 3:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 10 with what may be a mile of sign-wavers along Kam Avenue. There will be chili and rice served plus light entertainment, all leading up to the program that begins at 5 p.m. Emcee will be State Democratic Party Chair – and former Hawai’i County Mayor — Dante Carpenter, and special guest will be Governor Neil Abercrombie. 

The entire community is invited to participate, and to help reach voters in all districts of the island, the rally can be accessed “live” via webcast at http://new.livestream.com/hawaii-democratic-party.

Confirmed candidates participating include:

U S SENATE: Ed Case & Mazie Hirono

U S HOUSE, District 1: Colleen Hanabusa

U S HOUSE, District 2: Rafael del Castillo, Tulsi Gabbard, Mufi Hannemann, Esther Kia’aina & Bob Marx

STATE SENATE, District 1: Donald Ikeda & Gil Kahele

STATE SENATE, District 2: Robert Herkes, Wendell Kaehuaea, Russell Ruderman & Gary Safarik

STATE SENATE, District 4: Lorraine Inouye & Malama Solomon

STATE HOUSE, District 1: Mark Nakashima & Noralyn Pajimola

STATE HOUSE, District 2: Cliff Tsuji

STATE HOUSE, District 3: Brittany Smart & Richard Onishi

STATE HOUSE, District 4: Faye Hanohano

STATE HOUSE, District 5: Denny Coffman

STATE HOUSE, DISTRICT 6: Kaleihikina Akaka & Fred Housel

STATE HOUSE, DISTRICT 7: Cindy Evans

MAYOR, BIG ISLAND: Billy Kenoi, Harry Kim & Dominic Yagong

COUNTY PROSECUTOR: Paul Dolan

COUNTY COUNCIL – DISTRICT 1: Larry Gering, Jo Kim & Valerie Poindexter

COUNTY COUNCIL – DISTRICT 2: Ken Goodenow & Rachel Thompson

COUNTY COUNCIL – DISTRICT 3: Dennis Onishi

COUNTY COUNCIL – DISTRICT 4: Fred Blas

COUNTY COUNCIL – DISTRICT 5: Steven Araujo

OHA REPRESENATIVE: Robert Lindsey, Willy Meyers & Ed Miranda

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  1. Eric Paul D'Almeida

    As the County Council race is Non-Partisan and 3 of the 5 candidates are confirmed being there and no one asked me. I will be there.

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