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Candidate forums slated across island

* Puna Community Candidate Forum and Debates, hosted by Big Island Chronicle
Saturday, Aug. 7
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Akebono Theater, Pahoa

The format:
9 a.m. Doors open
10 a.m. State Senate District 2
10:45 a.m. State House District 4
11:30 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. County Council District 5
1:30 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. State Senate District 2
2:30 p.m. State House District 4
3:15 P.m. Break
3:30 p.m. County Council District 5
5 p.m. Pau

The first round will consist of random, yet moderated, questions from the public, and the second round will include candidate platforms and moderated debates with topics to be announced in advance. Candidates will have several opportunities to distribute campaign literature and mingle with their constituents.

* Kona Town Meeting – Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum
Tuesday, Aug. 10
6-8 p.m.
Makaeo Events Pavilion, Old Kona Airport Park

Candidates scheduled to attend include: Lyla Berg; Robert Bunda; Lynn Finnegan; Steve Hirakami; Gary Hooser; Jon Karamatsu; Adrienne King; Norman Sakamoto;
Brian Schatz; Deborah Spence.

Bring your questions to ask the candidates.

The League of Women Voters is helping Community Enterprises conduct this Candidate Forum. For more information, call Fred Housel at 331-8602 or visit

* Waimea Non-Partisan Candidate Forums: County Council (District 1 and 9),
State House (District 7) and Governor’s Race
Thursday, Aug. 12
5:15 p.m.
Waimea School Cafeteria

* Governor Candidate Forum
Thursday, Aug. 26
6 – 8 p.m.
Kealakehe High School

* County Council Candidate Forum (District 7 and 8)
Tuesday, Aug. 31
6 – 8 p.m.
Kealakehe High School

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