State Office of Elections Releases Latest Candidate Report
By Cheryl King
A perusal of the March 28, 2014 candidate report may or may not have yielded a big surprise to Big Island Chronicle readers.
Notably, Tiffany Edwards Hunt, editor of Big Island Chronicle, has pulled nomination papers to run for County Council in District 5, but has not yet filed them. Zendo Kern, the current incumbent, has not yet pulled papers.
Fred Blas, former Hawaii County Councilman for District 5 before the redistricting, seems to be deciding which office he wants. He has pulled papers for County Council District 4, now represented by Greggor Illagan, as well as for State Representative of District 4, whose current incumbent is Faye Hanohano.
No one has yet pulled papers to run for District 3 Council, currently occupied by Dennis Onishi.
Still running unopposed are Districts 1, 7 and 8 Councilmembers Valerie Poindexter, Dru Kanuha and Margaret Wille.
Below is a list of the County Council candidates who have pulled nomination papers to file for office. All candidates were able to pull them starting February 3 and they have until June 3, 2014 to actually file them. Thus, we have two more months to go before we know who is really running.
The town given by each candidate’s name is the one listed on the report, but may be from a mailing address rather than a residence address.
Hawaii County Council Candidate Report March 28, 2014
Candidates with an asterisk by their name have filed their paperwork.
The city given by each candidate’s name is the one listed on the report, but may be a mailing rather than a residence address.
Valerie Poindexter – Ookala
Aaron Chung – Hilo
Shane Gali – Hilo
William Halversen – Hilo
Margarita Hopkins* – Hilo
Kerri Marks – Hilo
No one has yet pulled papers.
Frederick Blas – Hilo
Madeline Greene* – Pahoa
Roy Lozano – Pahoa
Alona Quartero – Hilo
Daniel Cunningham *– Hilo
Tiffany Edwards Hunt – Kurtistown
Henry Meyer Field, Jr. – Hilo
Timothy Law* – Pahoa
Frances Pueo – Mt. View
Richard Abbett – Ocean View
Maile David – Captain Cook
Frederick Fogel – Volcano
Dru Mamo Kanuha
Karen Eoff* – Kailua-Kona
Michael Hunter – Kailua-Kona
Margaret D. Wille* – Kamuela
To see a list of those who have pulled papers or filed for the U.S. Senate, State Legislature, and County Councils around the state, go to:
To see the rules for filing nomination papers, go to: http://hawaii.gov/elections/factsheets/fsbo112.pdf