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