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Council Districts 6 & 9 forum (Oct. 8)


A moderated candidate forum is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Kealakehe High School cafeteria featuring two sets of candidates.

The candidates for County Council for District 6, Volcano through South Kona, are Maile David and incumbent Brenda Ford.

The candidates for County Council for District 9, Waikoloa through Kohala, are Sonny Shimaoka and Margaret Wille.

The candidates for District 7, Dru Kanuha, and District 8, Karen Eoff, are no longer in contention; both won in the Primary so they are not included in this forum.

The public is encouraged to attend even if they live in different districts from the candidates, as two of these candidates will represent the island, in addition to their own district, on the Hawaii County Council.

Because there are only two candidates for each office, the candidates will have time to more fully discuss their ideas and positions. They will have opportunities to comment on some of their opponents’ answers.

The moderator will be Sherry Bracken of LAVA 105.3 fm radio and Hawaii Public Radio. Timers will be Marni Herkes of League of Women Voters and Hazel Beck of the Small Business Development Corporation.

There will be no food sales at this forum, so the audience members are encouraged to bring their own.

The County Council Candidate Forum will be carried live 6-8 p.m. on LAVA 105.3 fm. KLEI TV 6 will film the forum and air it at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.

The forum sponsors include Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, Kohala Coast Resort Association, Hawaii Island Board of Realtors, West Hawaii Today, Hawaii 24/7, Mahalo Broadcasting/LAVA 105.3 fm, and Rotary of Kona, as well as Kealakehe High School.

The public may submit questions via email to or via fax to 769-5050.

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