KEALAKEHE, Hawaii – Eight of the thirteen candidates for Hawaii County Mayor introduced themselves to Kona on Wednesday evening.
Eric Drake Weinert Jr., Timothy Waugh, Shannon McCandless, Wally Lau, Harry Kim, Pete Hoffmann, Marlene Hapai, and Paul Bryant answered questions during a candidate forum at the Kealakehe High School Cafeteria.
In the video above, part one of many, the candidates explain who they are and why they are running for the position. They also identify what they see as the top issue facing Hawaii County.
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Community Enterprises of Kona and as part of the West Hawaii Forum Series, sponsored the event. Local radio personality Sherry Bracken moderated.