Abercrombie, Ige to square off in Waimea

Abercrombie, Ige to square off in Waimea

WAIMEA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gov. Abercrombie and Senator Ige, the two leading candidates in the Primary race for governor, will field questions at the Waimea School cafeteria on Wednesday, July 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For the first time on the Big Island, the two veteran Democrats will appear side by side at the only gubernatorial forum scheduled on Hawai’i Island before the start of walk-in absentee voting on July 28.  The public is invited as it is a free community event.

The incumbent Governor and his State Senate challenger will be answering questions coming from the co-sponsoring groups of the event that primarily address the Big Island.  The community is invited to submit questions to cookshi@aol.com before 10 a.m., July 23.  Due to time constraints, not all questions will be addressed.

Since the event is not a rally and is intended to educate voters, no candidate signs or banners are permitted to the forum.

The forum will be moderated by Big Island newswoman, Sherry Bracken and is sponsored by the Waimea Community Association. Other co-hosts include Waimea’s Lalamilo Farmers, Friends of the Future, Tutu’s House, Mala’ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School, North Hawai’i Rotary, Parker School, Waimea Town Market, Waimea Preservation Association, Coqui Free Waimea, Habitat for Humanity – West Hawai’i and Waimea Middle School.

If anyone is unable to attend the forum, the forum will be taped by Big Island Video News and Na Leo 'O Hawai'i Community Television for later viewing.

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