Derek Kawakami, Kauai Council councilman and mayoral candidate, reported contributions of $204,071 to his campaign, the most of those seeking the highest office on Kauai.
Candidates filed contributions (over $100) and expenditures for the time period from Jan. 1 to June 30 to the state’s Department of Accounting and General Services Campaign Spending Commission.
Today, TGI takes a look at campaign financial reports of Kauai’s mayor candidates. Wednesday, it will look at the financial reports of County Council candidates and Thursday, it will look at financial reports of legislative candidates.
Some of the donors to Kawakami’s campaign included $500 from George Costa of Kapaa, $4,000 from Paul Kosasa, president of ABC stores, $4,000 from Glenn Okino, president of Mitsunaga Construction on Oahu, and $1,000 from Jeff Stone.
Organizations that donated $4,000 each to Kawakami included Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters, Ironworkers for Better Government, Painters Union Local 1791 and Operating Engineers Local Union Nov.3 District 17.
Kawakami reported expenditures of $168, 485, including for food and beverages, office supplies, lease/rent and professional services.
He loaned $2,000 to his campaign.
Council Chair and mayoral candidate Mel Rapozo reported contributions of $47,987.42. Some of his donors include $2,865.03 from John Apana; $4,000 from Larraine Morijuchi and $4,000 from Local Union 1186 IBEW PAC Fund.
He reported expenditures of $47,059.
Councilwoman and mayoral candidate JoAnn Yukimura reported contributions of $29,458. Some donors included Bridget Hammerquist of Koloa, $1,782.29; Robert Hammerquist, Koloa, $919.37; $2,000 each from Eileen Kechloian and John Kechloian of Koloa and $1,000 each from several individuals.
She reported expenditures of $24,898.
Parks director Lenny Rapozo has received contributions of $35,591.84. Donors included $2,080 from Derek Ibaan; $3,960 from Leroy Sakaguchi; and $1,000 from Russell Wong.
He reported expenditures of $33, 735.88.
Mayoral candidates Clint Yago, Debra Kekaualua and Ana Mo Des did not file reports.
Those not expecting to raise over $1,000 during this election cycle, are not required to file their reports until December.