Category Archives: Maui Democrats

Talk Story with LA Democratic Party Chair

The Maui County Committee will host a talk story with Los Angeles County Chair and California Democratic Party Vice-Chair Eric Bauman who is on Maui vacationing. The talk story will be held on Monday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the ILWU Local 142 Hall, 896 Lower Main Street, Wailuku.

He will let us know about the inner workings of the LA Democratic Party and the California Democratic Party, the political landscape in California (they have a very competitive U.S. Senate race) and how he views the national landscape with the upcoming presidential election.

This event is open to all members.


Eric C. Bauman has served as Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party since 2009 and is in his seventh term as Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the largest local Democratic Party organization in the nation.

Under Eric’s stewardship, the LA County Democratic Party has been twice awarded Campaigns and Elections Magazine’s Reed Award for the “Best Automated Call,” and has received 18 Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants in categories as diverse as Social Media, Vote-by-Mail, Video, Direct Mail and Automated Calls. LACDP is the only local political party in the nation to receive such honors.

In 2015, Eric rose to number 20 on Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 – one of only a handful of people chosen who are not based in Sacramento.

Professionally, Eric is the Senior Advisor to California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and the Director of the Speaker’s Office of Member Services – Los Angeles (SOMS-LA).

Prior to joining the Speaker’s office, Eric held various senior-level positions in California Government, including serving as Senior Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, Senior Advisor to Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, Deputy Insurance Commissioner – overseeing the Community Relations Branch of the California Department of Insurance and as Special Assistant to Governor Gray Davis and Director of the Governor’s Los Angeles Regional Office.

Eric is a Registered Nurse with graduate education in Health Care Administration. He spent many years in intensive care and trauma nursing before moving into hospital administration. In 1991, Eric co-founded a health care management consulting firm, Consultants in Nursing Services Administration, specializing in the administrative, staffing and information system needs of hospital nurses.

He is a member of the NARAL Pro-Choice Privacy PAC, is the Vice Chair of the LA County Insurance Commission, is the Lead Chair of the California Democratic Party’s Organizational Development Committee and is on the advisory board of the Medical Reserve Corps of Los Angeles and the LA County Voting Systems Assessment Project Advisory Committee. Until recently, he was on the board of Glendale Memorial Hospital and the Latino Coalition Against AIDS.

Eric lives in North Hollywood with his husband of many years, Michael.

Service for Mayor Elmer Cravalho

The County of Maui will be holding a memorial service for former Mayor Elmer Cravalho on Thursday, July 14, at 4:45 p.m. on the front lawn of the Kalana O Maui county building. Please feel to join – it is open to the public.

Mayor Cravalho’s family has asked that any wreaths purchased for the ceremony be donated to the county, which will be on display in the lobby of the county building. Donations may also be made to Mayor Cravalho’s favorite charities in his name: Rosalani Place, the Sierra Club, Hospice Maui and Heifer International.

2016 Maui County Democratic Convention

The Maui County Democratic Convention is coming up!  Please join us!

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Location: Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; registration beings at noon.
Cost: $15 until Thursday, May 5; $20 thereafter and at door.


Agenda for the convention includes:
Resolutions, rule changes, party platformsubmission deadline is on Monday, April 25, 2016 to If you would like to serve on the Maui County Resolutions, rule change or Party Platform Committee, please contact Blossom Feiteira.
– Update from State Legislature
– Updates from State Party/State Convention Preview
– Updates from Presidential Campaigns
– Updates from Statewide leaders
– Meet and greet with your respective District Chair and Precincts.
– Election of Maui County State Central Committee Membersapplication deadline is Tuesday, April 26 – to along with paying for the $10 filing fee online – see below – proof of fee submittal should be included with application.  Application is located HERE, but please note that because the seat being considered at the County Convention represents Maui County only – it must be submitted to the County and not the State.  Those wishing to represent their District, must submit their form to the State and will be elected at the State Convention.  Any alternate application submittal requests should be directed to:

Any candidate or organization wishing to have a banner or a table at the convention, may be a convention sponsor starting at $100.  Email Troy Hashimoto for more information.

The Convention is open to any member of the Maui County Democratic Party or those interested in joining.  Only members of the County Executive Committee, District Council, a Precinct President, First Vice-President or District Council Representative are eligible to vote on matters.

Email Maui County Chair Troy Hashimoto for more information.

Nominations being taken for District 10 & 13 Chair

Nominations are being taken for District 10 and District 13 Council Chair’s.

The District Chair can be anyone from District 10 and District 13 and they will represent District 10 and District 13 on the Maui County Executive Committee, and work closely with the Maui County Chair and each of their District Precinct Presidents and Precinct Officers. They are responsible for holding many meetings to keep the precincts organized. If they are a current precinct officer, this person will have to give up their seat as they cannot hold both a precinct and be district chair.

More information can be found on Page 15 of the DPH Bylaws at:

In order to facilitate this process, the Maui County Chair will receive nominations via e-mail until Wednesday, April 20 at noon at