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2018 Governor Candidate Forum

posted 07/11/18 by HICC

Hawai‘i Island residents will get an opportunity to learn more about the candidates running for Governor at this Governor Candidate Forum on July 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Event Center at the Arc of Hilo. Doors will open at 5 p.m., seating is limited.

Journalist Sherry Bracken of Mahalo Broadcasting will moderate the event featuring Senator John Carroll ( R ), Ray L’Heureux ( R ), Representative Andria Tupola ( R ), Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa ( D ), and Governor David Ige ( D ).

Each of the five candidates will be given an equal amount of time to respond to the same questions, a combination of those developed by the sponsoring organizations.

There is no sign-waving on the facility property or inside the hall.


  • Hawai‘i Island Chamber of Commerce

  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii

  • Hawaii Island REALTORS®

  • Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association

  • Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association

  • Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

Hilo Governor Candidate Forum flyer.pdf