(Media release) — Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce is the primary sponsor of a Candidate Forum for U. S. Senate on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Sangha Hall in Hilo. The Forum is being held in advance of the Primary Election, which is on August 9, with walk-in voting beginning July 28 and absentee ballots mailed out around July 14. Participating candidates include U. S. Senator Brian Schatz and U. S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa.
The forum will be moderated by Hawai’i Public Radio news reporter and LAVA 105.3 fm/KKOA 107.7 fm program host Sherry Bracken. The public is invited to attend the forum at Sangha Hall. The forum will also air live on LAVA 105.3 fm. It will also be live streamed with assist from Hawaii 247.comfounders Baron Sekiya and Karin Stanton onwww.hawaii247.com, with large screen viewing for the public at Kona Old Airport Makaeo Events Pavilion, courtesy of Kona Community Enterprises.
Other sponsors include the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association, Hawaii Island Realtors, Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, and Kanoelehua Area Industrial Association.