Candidates for the office of Mayor

Forum Reference: June 22nd, 2016, West Hawaii Forum “Meet the 2016 Hawaii County Mayoral Candidates” 

This West Hawai’i Forum was very informative with candidate’s offering their plans, insights, and ideas on the future direction for Community government.  As important as the cheif exectuive job for Hawai’i County is, a record low voter turn out in the primary and for the race for mayor produced a new mayor without a mandate.

Mayor-elect Harry Kim was elected to office in a record low Hawai’i county voter turn-out during the August 2016 primary.  In a crowded field of 13 mayoral candidates, Kim won with 51% margin over his nearest rival, Wally Lau.  Less than 15% of the County’s registered voters placed their ballot check mark next to Kim’s name. Hawai’s election rules ensured his primary win was final

All registered candidates for the office of Mayor had been invited with individual tables provided for each candidate with the opportunity to meet the community. The Forum provided each candidate the opportunity the candidates to appear on-stage before a large audience representing a board sector of community.  Please visit the Past Forum web page and take a few minutes to browse through the forum video for details on Mayor-elect Kim’s vision for Hawaii County.

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