Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Friday, January 04, 2013
Back Room Deal? Democrats, Union Boss Refuse to Identify 3 Nominees for Senate Opening
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 4769 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

Back Room Deal? Democrats, Union Boss Refuse to Identify 3 Nominees for Senate Opening

KHON: The Maui County Democratic Party recommended three candidates to succeed Shan Tsutsui in the Hawaii Senate in a meeting Saturday.

The party chose not to publicly announce the names of the considered applicants. The names were given to Governor Neil Abercrombie, who will make the final choice.

"I feel the process went smoothly and was very transparent." said HSTA operative Justin Hughey, Chair of the Senate District 5 Ad-hoc Nominating Committee.

read … Back room deal 

UPDATE Jan 7, 2013: Governor Appoints Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran to State Senate

Cochran: Process should have been open

Maui News: Members of the Senate District 5 Ad-hoc Nominating Committee voted and chose their three highest vote-getters as their recommendations to the governor, but they kept a lid on identifying their nominees to the seat left open by Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui.

Paia Democrat Mary Cochran, an attorney and former member of the state Board of Education, was not part of the panel, but she said she thought the process should have been open, just as it had been with the selection of a successor to the U.S. Senate seat of the late Daniel K. Inouye….

"I guess that's the way they do business," Cochran said Saturday afternoon, although she said she was told by someone who had taken part in the selection process at the ILWU Hall in Wailuku that there was a move to open the meeting to the public.

Troy Hashimoto, corresponding secretary for the Maui Democratic Party, confirmed that the selection panel did consider opening the process, but members ultimately decided to maintain an earlier decision to keep it closed.

"It's not open. It's not democratic," said Cochran, who maintained that selecting Tsutsui's replacement was not only important for 5th Senate District residents in Wailuku, Kahului and Waihee but also for Maui County and the state as a whole.

"It should have been open to everybody," she said.

read … Process

MAUI COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY RECEIVES 7 APPLICATIONS FOR SENATE DISTRICT 5

News Release from Maui Democratic Party January 3, 2012 (UPDATED)

WAILUKU, Hawai‘i – The Maui County Democratic Party has received seven applications from Democrats in good standing who live in Senate District 5, which encompasses Wailuku, Waihee, and Kahului to replace Senator Shan Tsutsui.

Applicants include Nicanor E. Casumpang, Jr., Loretta Giannotti, Robert George Hill III, Natalie A. Kama, Gilbert Samuel Coloma Keith-Agaran, Clifford R. Libed, and Mary D. Wagner.

District and precinct officers within Senate District 5 will comprise the official nominating committee and will meet on Saturday, January 5, 2013. 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, but not for the same person.

The final three names as identified by the nominating committee will then be transmitted to the Maui County Democratic Party Chair and the Hawaii 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 Senate seat.

The nominating committee will not release the top three names of the candidates and will defer to the Governor on whether he will release the three names to the public.

For any questions or more information, contact Justin Hughey via e-mail at hughey2000@gmail.com or by phone at (808) 358-5679.

   *   *   *   *   *   

MAUI COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY RECEIVES 6 APPLICATIONS FOR SENATE DISTRICT 5

News Release from Maui County Democratic Party January 3, 2013

WAILUKU, Hawai‘i – The Maui County Democratic Party has received six applications from Democrats in good standing who live in Senate District 5, which encompasses Wailuku, Waihee, and Kahului to replace Senator Shan Tsutsui.

Applicants include Loretta Giannotti, Robert George Hill III, Natalie A. Kama, Gilbert Samuel Coloma Keith-Agaran, Clifford R. Libed, and Mary D. Wagner.

District and precinct officers within Senate District 5 will comprise the official nominating committee and will meet on Saturday, January 5, 2013. 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, but not for the same person. Only district and precinct officers within Senate District 5 will be allowed to attend the meeting.

The final three names as identified by the nominating committee will then be transmitted to the Maui County Democratic Party Chair and the Hawaii 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 Senate seat.

The nominating committee will not release the top three candidate names and will defer to the Governor on whether he will release the three names to the public.

For any questions or more information, contact Justin Hughey via e-mail at hughey2000@gmail.com or by phone at (808) 358-5679.

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

808 State Update AM940

ABCDEFG Blog

ACA Signups Hawaii

ACCE

ALEC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Conservative Alliance

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii

AMVETS-Hawaii

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

Conservative Forum for Hawaii

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

HIEC.Coop 

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube

HPACC

Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

Judgepedia Hawaii

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Salvage The Rail

Save the Plastic Bag

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT