Applications for House District 13

This is the official application for the House District 13:
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The Maui County Democratic Party has set Fri, Feb. 6 by 11 p.m. as the deadline to apply for the District 13 State House seat left vacant by Representative Mele Carroll. Any Democrat in good standing for at least six months prior to the application deadline who lives in House District 13, which encompasses Paia, Haiku, East Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe, may submit their name.

Applicants must fill out a “Statement of Candidacy” form, submit a resume not to exceed two pages, complete a questionnaire, demonstrate evidence of party participation and submit verified signatures of least five party members within the District where the vacancy occurred. Recommendations from third parties will not be considered as only applicants may submit their own name. Any incomplete applications will be automatically invalidated.

All applications will be received by the Maui County Chair who will date and time stamp each application. A confirmation of receipt will be sent to all applications received. All applicants will be vetted for residency and “good standing” before making it to the official list that will be forwarded to the District 13 Council for consideration.

Saturday, February 14 is scheduled for the District 13 Council to interview any candidates. This is the adopted rules that the body will follow.

Maui County Democratic Party Accepting Applications for House District 13

WAILUKU, Hawai‘i – The Maui County Democratic Party has set Fri, Feb. 6 by 11 p.m. as the deadline to apply for the District 13 State House seat left vacant by Representative Mele Carroll. Any Democrat in good standing for at least six months prior to the application deadline who lives in House District 13, which encompasses Paia, Haiku, East Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe, may submit their name.

Applicants must fill out a “Statement of Candidacy” form, submit a resume not to exceed two pages, complete a questionnaire, demonstrate evidence of party participation and submit verified signatures of least five party members within the District where the vacancy occurred. All forms will be available at www.mauidemocrats.org starting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 1. Recommendations from third parties will not be considered as only applicants may submit their own name.

All applications will be received by the Maui County Chair who will date and time stamp each application. A confirmation of receipt will be sent to all applications received. All applicants will be vetted for residency and “good standing” before making it to the official list that will be forwarded to the District 13 Council for consideration.

The Democratic Party’s District 13 Council will comprise the official nominating committee and will meet on Sat, Feb. 14. The committee will allow each candidate to speak for up to 10 minutes and committee members will be able to vote for up to three candidates. Casting more than one vote per candidate will not be allowed.

The final three names as identified by the nominating committee will then be transmitted to the Maui County Democratic Party Chair and the Hawai‘i Democratic Party Chair who will then forward the names to the Governor. The Governor has sixty calendar days following the first day of the vacancy to make an appointment to the House seat.

“This is a grassroots effort and a wonderful opportunity to serve the people of Hawai‘i and the residents of District 13. I encourage any interested Democrats to apply,” said Todd Yamashita, Chair of District 13 Nominating Committee.

For any questions or more information, contact Troy Hashimoto via e-mail or by phone at (808) 249-0333 or Todd Yamashita via e-mail or by phone at (808) 646-0542.

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Aloha & Mahalo Representative Carroll

“On behalf of the Maui County Democratic Party, we send our fondest aloha and mahalo to Representative Mele Carroll.  She dedicated herself to the residents of East Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe with her big heart.  She had a tough job in representing such a geographically large district, but we can all be proud of her accomplishments,” said Troy Hashimoto, Chair of the Maui County Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i.

Representative Carroll will be resigning effective February 1, 2015.  At that point, the Democratic Party of Hawai’i has 21 days to submit three names to the governor for consideration and appointment.  The governor has 60 days from the date of the vacancy to make the appointment, which is April 1.

The District 13 Council will be the body selecting the three names per Democratic Party rules.

More information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.  For more information contact Party Chair Troy Hashimoto or District 13 Council Chair Todd Yamashita.

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Latest Calendar of Events as of October 15

There are many upcoming party activities and volunteer activities – I hope you will consider attending a few of these events and support our fellow Democrats!

We have a great opportunity for you to help our Democratic team win on November 4th. We need all the help we can get to reach out to voters by calling them to support David Ige for Governor and Shan Tsutsui for Lt. Governor along with U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

Phone banking will be done at the Ige/Tsutsui Maui Headquarters in the Old Kahului Shopping Center. Phones will be provided if you do not want to use yours.

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~Thursday, October 16, 2014~
Mass Sign waving for Ige-Tsutsui – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Fronting Kahului Shopping Center

Sign waving for Senator Gil Keith-Agaran – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Puunene (Christ the King Church)

Join Representative McKelvey and Senator Baker- 5:30 to 7:30 at Lahaina Jodo Mission
We’ll be having hamburgers, hotdogs, mac salad, refreshments and music by Lahaina’s own Korey Kukahiko. its free. For further information have people e-mail mckelveyforhouse@gmail.com or call 870-8644. Hope to see you and others there!

2014 BM Rally

~Thursday, October 21, 2014~
Sign waving for Ige-Tsutsui - 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Fronting Kahului Shopping Center

Join Representative Kaniela Ing + Roz Baker to Talk Story
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort
551 South Kihei Road, Kihei 96793
Please RSVP to enter a special giveaway.
Light refreshments to be served.

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~Thursday, October 23, 2014~
Sign waving for Ige-Tsutsui – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Kihei (location TBD)

Sign waving for Senator Gil Keith-Agaran – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Kaahumanu (Sears)

~Tuesday, October 28, 2014~
General Absentee Application Deadline

Mass Sign waving for Ige-Tsutsui – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Fronting Kahului Shopping Center

~Thursday, October 30, 2014~
- Maui County Grand Rally @ Ige-Tsutsui Headquarters at Kahului Shopping Center at 5:30 p.m.

- Sign waving for Senator Gil Keith-Agaran – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Puunene (Christ the King Church)

- Sign waving for Ige-Tsutsui – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Fronting Lahaina Cannery Mall

~Friday, October 31, 2014~
- Sign waving for Senator Gil Keith-Agaran – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Kaahumanu (Sears)

~Monday, November 3, 2014~
- Sign waving for Senator Gil Keith-Agaran – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – TBD

~Tuesday, November 4, 2014~
– General Election – Polling Place Hours – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If you are interested in being a poll watcher for the upcoming election, which helps to ensure that the election is running smoothly and Democrats are voting, please contact Yuki Lei Sugimura.  The County Clerk’s Office is also still looking for volunteer workers during election day.  Visit their website if you are interested in assisting.

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support!

Mahalo,

Troy Hashimoto, Chair
Maui County Committee
Democratic Party of Hawaii

Maui Phone Bank Schedule

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We have a great opportunity for you to help our Democratic team win on November 4th. We need all the help we can get to reach out to voters by calling them to support David Ige for Governor and Shan Tsutsui for Lt. Governor along with U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

Phone banking will be done at the Ige/Tsutsui Maui Headquarters in the Old Kahului Shopping Center. Phones will be provided if you do not want to use yours.

Please let Jody (jodyy@hawaiidemocrats.org) know what shifts work best for you. Also, we will soon have a phone bank in South Maui and are looking for call-party hosts in West Maui and Upcountry. Mahalo!

Maui County Committee Meeting

All Democrats are invited to a Maui County Committee Meeting of the Democratic Party on Monday, October 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Ige-Tsutsui Headquarters at the Kahului Shopping Center.

Topic of discussion will be planning and mobilizing for the upcoming General Election.  Please also bring 10 addresses to send friend to friend cards – we will be send cards for the Ige-Tsutsui campaign.

For more information contact Chair Troy Hashimoto.