Kauai campaign contributions updated

LIHUE — Campaign contributions greater than $500 to Kauai’s political candidates were few and far between in the final days leading up to Tuesday’s General Election.

Twenty-two candidates reported a combined $8,500 in donations between Oct. 21-31, according to the latest round of reports due late Monday.

Kauai County Council hopeful Felicia Cowden accounted for $3,500, including a $1,500 donation from Princeville resident John Bowen and $2,000 from Darla Anderson of Tiburon, California.

Council incumbent JoAnn Yukimura raised $2,000 — $1,000 each from Loren Kayfetz of Kilauea and Rai Saint Chu of Honolulu.

State House District 14 incumbent Derek Kawakami, a Democrat, received $1,000 from the Hawaii Laborers Political Action Committee. He was the lone state House of Representatives candidate to receive a donation during the 10-day period, according to the reports.

Neither Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. nor his challenger Dustin Barca reported contributions during that period.

Other council candidates to report recent contributions were Arryl Kaneshiro ($1,000 from Honolulu resident Kevin Showe) and Darryl Perry ($1,000 from the Hawaii Laborers and Employers Coop and Ed Trust Fund.

The Late Contributions Report is for reporting contributions of more than $500 received during the period of fourteen calendar days through four calendar days prior to the General Election, according to Campaign Spending Commission. The reports are not required if a candidate receives no late contributions, and they do not reflect donations less that $500.

These were the numbers heading into Tuesday’s General Election: 

Mayor

• Bernard Carvalho Jr. has raised $73,434 since Jan. 1. He spent $160,638 and had a surplus of $105,344 going into the Nov. 4 General Election. He started the year with $192,591 cash on hand.

• In his first bid for public office, Dustin Barca raised $62,884. He spent $59,572 and had $3,312 cash on hand.

District 14

• State House District 14 incumbent Derek Kawakami, a Democrat, began his re-election campaign in late 2012 with $18,801 in the bank and has raised $56,605 (including the latest $1,000 donation). As of Oct. 27, he had $28,007 on hand and a surplus of $14,545.

• Jonathan Hoomanawanui, his Republican challenger, started off the year with $910 and raised $4,096 over the last nine months. During that same time, the North Shore resident also spent $3,487, leaving him with a $364 surplus.

District 15

• State House District 15 Democratic incumbent James “Jimmy” Tokioka started the election period with $28,106 in the bank and raised $65,311. He has spent $64,440 and reports a surplus of $21,477.

• His Republican opponent, Steve Yoder, reports a current deficit of $158. Over the last nine months, Yoder raised $23,062, spent $21,303 and has $1,759 cash on hand.

District 16

• State House District 16 incumbent Daynette “Dee” Morikawa, a Democrat, reported $6,659 cash on hand when she began her re-election campaign in 2012. Since the new year, she raised $32,032 and spent $27,536. She has $11,155 cash on hand and a surplus of $10,929.

• Republican Victoria “Vickie” Franks reported having $300 at the beginning of her campaign and has raised $3,726 since Jan. 1. She spent $2,984 and has $1,042 in the bank.

Council

• Incumbent Tim Bynum started the campaign $1,483 in the red. He has raised $20,640, spent $30,115 and reports a current deficit of $7,957.

• Incumbent Vice Chair Mason Chock, who was appointed to the council in November, has raised $17,519, spent $11,881 and has $5,638 cash on hand.

• Council Chair Jay Furfaro started his bid for re-election with $1,163 in the bank. This year he has raised $12,805, spent $13,957 and has $11 cash on hand. He reports an overall deficit of $34,104.

• Incumber Gary Hooser started his campaign with $929 in the bank. Over the last nine months he has raised $41,782, spent $39,552 and has $3,160 cash on hand. He reports an overall surplus of $1,453.

• Incumbent Ross Kagawa started with $21,159 in the bank. He has raised $19,547, spent $28,273 and has $12,433 cash on hand.

• Incumbent JoAnn Yukimura started with $7,330 cash and has raised $32,980 since Jan. 1 (including the recent $2,000 in donations). She spent $33,363 and has $10,947 in the bank.

• Incumbent Mel Rapozo started with $7,846. He raised $32,056, spent $21,343 and has $18,559 cash on hand.

• Arthur Brun raised $18,514 through Oct. 20. He spent $14,197 and has $4,316 in the bank.

• Felicia Cowden started her bid for office with $329. Since the New Year, she has received $53,501 (including the recent $3,500 in donations), spent $47,051 and has $4,278 cash on hand. She reports an overall deficit of $10,918.

• In his first bid for office, Arryl Kaneshiro has raised more money than any other candidate with $81,141 (including the recent $1,000 donation). He has spent $38,650 and has $41,490 cash on hand.

• Kipu Kai Kualii started his campaign with a $5,253 deficit and has raised $24,227. He has spent $20,744 and reports a current deficit of $1,927.

• Darryl Perry reports raising $10,121(including the recent $1,000 donation), spending $3,035 and has $6,086 cash on hand. He has a surplus of $4,086.

• Tiana Lariano raised $3,963, spent $3,577 and has $386 in the bank.

• Campaign spending reports were not available for candidate Billy DeCosta.

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