Category Archives: Maui Democrats

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

Fundraiser for Senator Mazie K. Hirono at Shep Gordon’s

Please join Shep Gordon &
Questlove of The Roots

for a fundraiser in honor of

Senator Mazie K. Hirono

Featuring music by Maui’s own Willie K

Thursday, August 24, 2017


The Home of Shep Gordon
(address available upon request)
Gold Sponsor: $10,000 * Silver Sponsor $5,000

Suggested Contributions:
$2700 $1000 $500

To join the Host Committee or RSVP:
Friends of Mazie Hirono
PO BOX 677
Honolulu, HI 96809

Online Contributions can be made at

Aug 19 – Online Meeting w/ US Senator Mazie Hirono

We are excited to announce for our August regular meeting we have:
US Senator Mazie Hirono
joining us!
We are grateful that she will be able to spend some time with us.

August Meeting Info:
Saturday, August 19
9:00 a.m. Program starts
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Talk Story with US Senator Mazie Hirono
10:00 a.m. LGBT Caucus August Meeting
Location: DPH HQ 627 South Street, Suite 105

Participate via teleconference:
Dial-in Number: (712) 451-0200   Access Code: 938390

Participate via video-conference:
Online Meeting Link:
Online Meeting ID: dph2017
Facebook Event:

Pukalani, Monday 8/7 from 5:30-7 pm “Summer of Resistance and Renewal”

On MONDAY 8/7 from 5:30-7 pm we are having a Democratic Party District 12 Meeting in the Pukalani Pool Multipurpose Room.

The purpose of our meeting is to discuss the Democratic Party’s “Summer of Resistance and Renewal” initiative. The goal of our statewide program is to organize districts and precincts and activate our members by getting them involved in upcoming meetings and events, canvassing members and putting a survey in the field, updating membership information that we collect on the doors, “cleaning up” the DPH database, and ultimately building a solid network of members across the state. This will enable us to help promote our legislative agenda based on the Party Platform.

The AGENDA of our meeting will include –
-Introduction to “Summer of Resistance and Renewal” initiative
-Review of vacant precinct leadership positions and process of filling them
-Plan a canvass and/or phone bank event later in August
-Schedule meeting for September

If you’d like to be involved but cannot attend our meeting, please let me know. Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see you there!

Arianna Feinberg
D12 Chair

Haiku meeting on Sunday, July 16th, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Precinct 13-2 is sponsoring a Democratic Party meeting on Sunday, July 16th, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Haiku Elementary School cafeteria. The topic of the meeting is expanded healthcare options.

Leslie Hartley Gise MD of Kula will be the guest speaker. She will discuss the current healthcare system in Hawaii and throughout the US, and options for improving it to better serve the people.

The plan under discussion by the Republican Congress repeals the gains made under Obamacare and leaves millions of Americans behind. Dr. Gise is working with thousands of physicians nationwide to research and recommend a better way forward based on expansion of the Medicare system that we already have.

This is an open Democratic Party meeting, sponsored by Precinct 13-2.

Democratic Party Meeting, Precinct 13-2, June 18 2017

Precinct 13-2 is sponsoring a Democratic Party meeting on Sunday June 18th, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Haiku Elementary School cafeteria.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss issues that affect the UpCountry Maui community, and for the Party to engage with our membership, to increase member involvement and community participation.

This is an open Democratic Party meeting, sponsored by Precinct 13-2.

New Party Officers Elected

Thank you to the members who attended the Maui County Convention earlier this afternoon!

I wanted to send my congratulations to the new Maui County Democratic Party officers:

Tim Lara, Chair
Beverly Pauole Moore, Vice-Chair of Molokai
Sarah Freistat Pajimola, Vice-Chair of Organization and Outreach
Shane Albritton, Vice-Chair of Education
Chris Mentzel, Vice-Chair of Information Technology
Jason Eno, Vice-Chair of Community Issues
Ben Wilson, Recording Secretary

I also wanted to send a big thank you to the officers with terms that ended today:
Yuki Lei Sugimura, Vice-Chair of Maui
Marlene Baltero, Vice-Chair of Lanai
Linda Puppolo, Treasurer
Tracie Takatani, Corresponding Secretary
Daryl Fujiwara, Vice Chair, Info & Tech
Edward Garcia, Vice Chair, Events
Stacey Moniz, Vice Chair, Public Relations
Arianna Feinberg, Vice Chair, Government
Melanie Saito, Vice Chair, Issues
Mary Wagner, Vice Chair, Labor
Blossom Feiteira, Vice Chair, Rules

There are open executive committee positions that still must be filled. If you are interested in serving, please contact Chair Tim Lara.

It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as your Chair over the past four years. There have been so many people who have assisted to help move our Party forward during my tenure, too many to list here – but I am truly appreciative. I couldn’t have done it without the many hands.

Thank you for the opportunity and I look forward to the leadership of Tim Lara here in Maui County and Tim Vandeveer at the State level. We have so many issues to tackle, so let’s keep on moving forward, together!

Troy Hashimoto, Former Chair
Maui County Committee
Democratic Party of Hawaii

2017 Maui County Convention

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

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Location: Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 until Thursday, March 30; $15 thereafter and at door.

Early bird registration has closed.  You can still register online and pay at the door here:

CLICK HERE to pre-register.

Agenda for the convention includes:
– Update from State Legislators
– Update from State Party Chair
– Updates from Statewide leaders
– Meet and greet with your respective District Chair and Precincts.
– Election of Maui County Executive Officers.  The following candidates will be on the ballot:
County Chair – Tim Lara
County Chair – Linda Puppolo
Vice Chair for Molokai – Beverly Pauole Moore
Vice Chair of Organization and Outreach – Sarah Freistat Pajimola
Vice Chair of Education – Shane Albritton
Vice Chair of Education – Paul Janes Brown
Vice Chair of Information Technology – Chris Mentzel
Vice-Chair of Community Issues – Jason Eno
Recording Secretary – Ben Wilson

CLICK HERE to download the convention program.

Any candidate or ally 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.