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Candidate forums slated for Kona


The public is invited to a candidate forum for candidates for State Senate and State House on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Kealakehe High School.

The forum starts at 6 p.m. sharp, with Kealakehe High School selling food as a fundraiser starting at 5:15 p.m. The public is invited to help Kealakehe High School by taking part in its fundraiser.

Candidates for office include for State Senate District 3, Kona, Sen. Josh Green and Jeff La France; for State Senate District 4, North Kona through Waikoloa and Hamakua, Sen. Malama Solomon and Kelly Greenwell; for State House District 6, North Kona, Nicole Lowen and Roy Ebert; and for State House District 5, South Kona and Ka’u, Rep. Denny Coffman and Dave Bateman.

The moderator is Sherry Bracken of Mahalo Broadcasting (LAVA 105 and KKOA) and Hawaii Public Radio.

The forum is sponsored by Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, Kohala Coast Resort Association, Hawaii Island Board of Realtors, Kealakehe High School, Mahalo Broadcasting/LAVA 105 radio, Hawaii 24/7, West Hawaii Today, Kealakehe High School, and Rotary of Kona.

It will also air live 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 on LAVA 105.3 FM. The public may submit questions via email to

The other candidate forums in this series of pre-General Election forums at Kealakehe High School include:

* U.S. Senate and U.S. House at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23

* Hawaii County Mayor and Hawaii County Prosecutor at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1

* Hawaii County Council District 6 (Volcano through South Kona) and District 9 (Waikoloa, Kohala) 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8

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