Author Archives: Tim Lara

Nina Turner on Maui

As we prepare for Precinct Meetings, County and State Convention in the coming months, I wanted to make sure you were personally invited to a special event happening this Saturday.

As a part of her statewide speaking tour, Nina Turner will be visiting Maui on February 10th 6-8pm. Ms. Turner is a former State Senator from Ohio, President of Our Revolution, Member of the DNC Unity Reform Commission, and a Founding Fellow of the Sanders Institute. A champion for progressive causes such as labor, women’s reproductive health, voting rights, and the eradication of wealth and income inequality, she forms deep connections with people from all walks of life.

Known as an eloquent, inspiring speaker, Nina will be here at Pukalani Community Center on February 10th 6-8pm to share and connect with our communities. Individual tickets to this grassroots fundraising event are $27. Please come support the DPH, invite friends, and share the links provided.

Tickets at:

Facebook Event Page:

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me
In Service,
Timothy Lara
Maui County Chair

2018 Precinct Officer Elections

2018 Precinct Officer Elections

Elections will be held at the locations below from 6-8pm on Wed March 7:

8 and 9 Maui Waena Intermediate Cafeteria
District 10 Lahaina Intermediate Cafeteria
District 11 Kihei Elementary Cafeteria
District 12 Kalama Intermediate Cafeteria
District 13 Precinct 1 and 2 Haiku Community Center
District 13 Precinct 3 Hana High School Room B101
District 13 Precinct 4 Lanai School Cafeteria
District 13 Precinct 5-8 Kaunakakai School Cafeteria

To be elected:

Precinct Level: President, Vice President, District Council Person, Secretary and Treasurer.

After the Precincts elect their leadership the following District Officers will be elected: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the State Convention will also be voted in on this day.

If you have questions please email Tim Lara, Maui Chair

District 8 Meeting and Precinct Elections

District 8 Chair Christy Kajiwara-Gusman will be holding a District Meeting and Precinct elections at the ILWU Hall in Wailuku on May 4th 2017 5pm.
896 Lower Main St, Wailuku, HI 96793
This meeting is to re-organize the inactive Precincts 8.2, 8.4 and 8.7 by electing Precinct Club Officers.

The following officers will be elected:
Precinct 2 President and 1st Vice President
Precinct 4 President, 1st Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
Precinct 7 1st Vice President, District Council Rep, Secretary and Treasurer

Following Precinct Elections we will elect a new District Vice Chair

Mahalo for allowing me to be of service. If you have any questions please email me at

Or your District Chair at Christy Kajiwara-Gusman at

Timothy Lara
Maui Democratic Party Chair

Maui County Committee Meeting May 7th

Aloha Maui County Democrats,

Its time for our first Maui County Committee Meeting on May 7th 2017 at Maui Waena Intermediate School  3:00-4:30pm

Business to be handled:

  • Updating the Maui County Bylaws. (See amendments at bottom of post)
  • Confirming  Committee Officer appointments 
  • Confirming  appointment of SCC Maui At Large Male Rep.

Per the Maui County Bylaws our County Committee should hold regular meetings at least once every three months.  County Committee Membership consists of the following: County Officers, Precinct Presidents, District Chairs and Chairs of Official Party Caucus.  This is currently around 47 members and we need 40% of those to establish Quorum.   If you are a County Committee Member and not willing to attend quarterly meetings please consider another position within the Party so we can have an active County Committee.  The bylaws also state that County Committee members with valid excuses for nonattendance may give their proxies to the Chair of County Committee or their District Chair.   If you wish to proxy please send an email to Recording Secretary Ben Wilson at  Include your name, position and wether you wish to proxy to your District Chair or County Chair.

Proposed amendments to Maui County Bylaws:

Amendment 1. Article II Section 1.2 – Add “Maui County” to clarify that only “”….Maui County’ Members of the State Central Committee shall constitute the Executive Committee and Maui County Committee.” 

Amendment 2. Article II Section 2.2 – Add “District Councilperson” to clarify that “Should a District Chair, Precinct President or ‘District Councilperson’ be elected as a Maui County officer, that person shall automatically vacate the lesser office.”   Notes: This would make our Maui County Bylaws mirror the State Bylaws Article 2 Section 2N.2

Amendment 3. Article IV.3  Remove the words ‘due to death or resignation’ in first sentence.  Notes: This allows the County Chair to appointment Committee Officers for positions that were not filled at the County Convention and does not limit appointments to filing vacancies only ‘due to death or resignation’ as its currently written.

Amendment 4. Article VI.2 Add second sentence: “Proxies shall be in writing and filed with the Recording Secretary.”

Amendment 5.  Article IX Section 3. Add “Maui County” two times to clarify that only “‘Maui County’ State Central Committee members….  and ‘Maui County’ elected officials shall be delegates to the Maui County Convention.”


Mahalo for allowing me to be of service. If you have any questions please email me at

Timothy Lara

Maui Democratic Party Chair