With two Councilmembers stepping down to run for Mayor and two other councilmembers deciding not to run, Maui County can look forward to an exciting election season with several new candidates seeking to join a revamped County Council.
This forum will include the following non-partisan races: Maui Mayor and all nine of the County council races. Especially interesting will be the four races with no incumbent: the Makawao-Haiku-Paia Council seat being vacated by Mike White; the West Maui seat now held by Elle Cochran; the Kahului seat being vacated by Don Guzman; and the East Maui seat now held by Robert Carroll.
In the other five council races (Kula-Pukalani, Lanai, Molokai, South Maui, and Wailuku) there will be a challenger seeking to replace the incumbent. The forum will have separate panels for each council race and the mayoral race. The audience will be able to compare the candidates for each race. This is important because voters can vote in all nine council races, no matter where they live in the County.
Maui’s most important race will be the contest for a four-year term as our next mayor. Two candidates with considerable council experience will be facing off against one another, Elle Cochran and Michael Victorino.
This will be an opportunity for residents to be part of the action at the Kula Community Center. Beginning at 5pm the usual light refreshments will be available. For more information: 283-4376