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Hawaii Fire Fighters Association endorses Abercrombie for 2014 election

The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) has announced that it will endorse Governor Neil Abercrombie for a second term. HFFA represents nearly 3,100 active and retired firefighters throughout Hawaii.

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2014 political party ballot position set

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Elections has announced the order of the political parties that will appear on voters’ primary election ballot. The positions of the state’s five political party ballots – and a sixth nonpartisan ballot – will appear as follows on the 2014 primary ballot: Libertarian, Independent, Republican, Green, Nonpartisan, and Democratic. By [...]

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Hunt vying for Council District 5 seat

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island writer Tiffany Edwards Hunt has filed nomination papers for the Hawaii County Council District 5 seat, representing Puna. Hunt, who is the editor of the 6,000 circulation monthly newspaper Big Island Chronicle, said she sees transportation, growth and development, waste management, and public health and safety as key issues that Puna [...]

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Obama endorses Schatz for U.S. Senate

MEDIA RELEASE President Barack Obama has endorsed Senator Brian Schatz in Hawaii’s U.S. Senate election. The president pointed to Schatz’s effective leadership in the Senate and his work to protect Social Security, promote clean energy, and fight for middle-class families. “I have worked with Senator Schatz on the issues that matter to Hawaii. Brian’s deep [...]

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Schatz gets endorsment from President Obama

President Barack Obama today endorsed Senator Brian Schatz in Hawaii’s U.S. Senate election. The President pointed to Senator Schatz’s effective leadership in the Senate and his work to protect Social Security, promote clean energy, and fight for middle-class families.

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Mizuguchi, Matayoshi, Casamina to chair Schatz’s Senate campaign

Norman Mizuguchi, the former President of the Hawai‘i State Senate, Mary Matayoshi, a lifelong educator who blazed trails in continuing education and volunteerism, and Roland Casamina, a businessman with a distinguished record of giving back to the community, will serve as Co-Chairs for Senator Brian Schatz’s campaign.

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Abercrombie launches re-election campaign

MEDIA RELEASE Citing hard choices and tough decisions that had to be made to rebuild Hawaii’s economy, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has formally launched his bid for re-election. “I’m pleased to report that the days of fiscal chaos are behind us,” the governor told a gathering of supporters. “I pledge to keep our economy growing, because [...]

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Hawaii County Elections Division office in Hilo. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Deceased elections worker Shikuma reinstated

MEDIA RELEASE On Dec. 31, 2012, the county reinstated Glen Shikuma, elections warehouse worker, four months after he died, according to attorney Ted Hong. The county has now rescinded the termination of all four county employees who former County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi and former Council Chairman Dominic Yagong targeted and terminated from the county’s Office [...]

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Governor’s statement regarding state elections

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie issued the following statement regarding elections in the wake of the 2012 General Election, which resulted in significant long lines when several polling places on Oahu ran out of paper ballots. The governor’s office does not have authority in overseeing the Office of Elections, but Abercrombie is compelled to advocate [...]

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Big Island Press Club member reports on elections night

Robert Duerr toughs out 19-hour day as official media observer at ballot counting center

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The polling place in Pahoa opened right on time on General Election Day Tuesday (Nov 6). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Isle voters return Green, Solomon to Senate; Hirono to D.C.

Obama / Biden ticket snags more than 70% of Hawaii votes; county turnout tops 60%

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The polling place at Waikoloa School was busy during the last hour of voting. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

2012 General Election Results

Kenoi tops Kim; Roth in as prosecutor; new slate of council members

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