County Republican Convention set

LIHUE — The County Republican Convention for Kauai is scheduled Saturday at the Lihue United Church parish hall.

Steve Yoder, Kauai County Republican Party chair, hopes to get a good crowd to show Republican support on island. He is preparing for 80 people to attend.

“It’s a time when the county Republicans on island can come together and vote on the officer’s direction,” he said. “All are welcome to attend. Rep. Andria Tupola will be our special guest speaker and will talk about how Republicans can win here in Hawaii.

Yoder also said Kauai will be hosting the state Republican Party Convention May 13, at the Kauai Beach Resort for the first time in recent memory.

“The state convention is normally held on Oahu but this year, because of the growth here on Kauai, we’re going to hold it here on Kauai,” Yoder said. “Oahu is now the outer island, everything revolves around Kauai.”

Holding the state convention comes with a lot of responsibility, but Yoder said Kauai is more than ready for the task.

“It’s exciting, it’s a lot of pressure,” he said. “Sandi Combs actually said last year at the convention that next year, they should do the convention on Kauai … It’s going to be a good convention and we’re going to be voting for a new state chair as well.”

The convention will have a potluck from noon to 1, with the meeting following until 3 p.m.

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