Gilbert Kahele Announces Hawaiʻi State Senate District One Candidacy

State Senator Gilbert Kahele will be officially announcing his candidacy and submitting his nomination papers on Friday, April 20th at the Hilo County Clerks Office at 8:00AM.

Gil Kahele, who was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie to serve as the State Senator for District Two on Hawaiʻi Island last year is a Hilo resident and Hawaiʻi Island native.

He will be running in the newly created Senate District One which encompasses all of Hilo, where he and his family currently reside.

In addition Gil and the Friends of Gil Kahele campaign team will be hosting a grand opening of his 2012 campaign headquarters situated in downtown Hilo Friday evening at 6:00PM.

“It has been an honor and privilege to have served the people of Hawaiʻi Island in the State Senate. Over the last two years, I believe I have succeeded in bringing positive attention to the immediate needs of Hawaiʻi Island and have advanced the case for critical issues such as education, agriculture, transportation and careful budgeting. The relationships I have forged over the last 30 years as a community organizer and my skills as a consensus builder in the Senate have allowed me to be an effective legislator amongst my colleagues. I truly believe East Hawaiʻi and Hilo in particular has tremendous potential and is on the cusp of leading the State and being a benchmark for other communities across our great nation. That is why, after consulting with my family, supporters and constituents, I have decided to run for the Senate District One seat. I am looking forward to sharing my message and vision with the voters of Hilo and am humbled by their consideration to serve as their State Senator

Hawaiʻi State Senator Gilbert Kahele

April 20th 2012
Gil Kahele Filing Nomination Papers
County of Hawaiʻi, Office of the County Clerk, Elections Division
25 Aupuni Street, Suite 1502, Hilo, HI, 96720

Grand Opening of Kahele 2012 Campaign Headquarters
126 Keawe Street, Hilo, HI, 96720

One Response

  1. Yeah, all sounds good on paper but he never showed up to any of our hunter,gatherer or watershed meeting’s that was organized in his district, never returned phone calls or emails. Just what east Hawaii needs. Too busy making himself look good to the Kingdom of Oahu and the hell with our concerns here!

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