In the video above, the two leading Democratic Party candidates in the Primary race for Hawaii Governor, incumbent Neil Abercrombie and Senator David Ige, square off at a forum held in Waimea on Hawaii Island. Big Island Video News filmed the debate, and presents the full discussion here, broken up into segments in order to make it easier to access the subject matter of interest to the voter.
Video by David Corrigan, moderated by Sherry Bracken
WAIMEA, Hawaii – Part two: Governor Abercrombie targets Senator Ige’s record on early childhood education at the legislature. Both candidates also discuss the Board of Education, which is now appointed by the governor, and the future of higher education in West Hawaii.
SPECIAL VIDEO SECTION: Neil Abercrombie vs. David Ige (July 23, 2014)
2. Education: Preschool, BOE, Palamanui
3. Kona Water: Keauhou Aquifer Management
4. Unfunded Liablilities
5. Tax Modernization
6. Economy and Agriculture
7. Federal Highway Funds
8. Small Business
9. High Electric Rates
10. Banyan Drive
11. Invasive Species
12. Public Lands Access
13. Board Member Disclosure
14. Closing remarks
The candidate forum was sponsored by the Waimea Community Association. Other co-hosts include Waimea’s Lalamilo Farmers, Friends of the Future, Tutu’s House, Mala’ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School, North Hawai’i Rotary, Parker School , Waimea Town Market, Waimea Preservation Association, Coqui Free Waimea, Habitat for Humanity – West Hawai’i and Waimea Middle School.