County GOP convention next month

LIHUE — The Kauai Republican Party County Convention will be held Saturday, March 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lihue Missionary Church on Rice Street.

Newly elected Hawaii state Rep. Valerie Okimoto, one of the few Republicans in the state Legislature, is slated to be the keynote speaker.

“We’re very proud of her winning back District 36 for the Republican Party of Hawaii,” Kauai GOP Chairman Steve Yoder said in an email Tuesday. “Val worked tirelessly in her campaign to win her seat as a Hawaii state Representative and, since she won, I thought it would be to our benefit to hear what she did in order to win in her district.”

Okimoto was born in Lihue. She represents the residents of Mililani Mauka, Mililani and Waipio Acres.

The convention is open to anyone. Yoder’s email said he hopes all delegates and alternates “will do your best to invite and bring with you those who are not only Kauai Republicans, but those who are also interested in electing conservative candidates to county, state and federal office.”

  1. Dorothy Bradbury February 28, 2019 6:36 am Reply
    I am glad to see the Republican Party is “alive and well” on Kaua’i!
    We are half timers and are constitutionalists, capitalists and patriots!
    We love Kaua’i and the USA

  2. I saw a Vampire once February 28, 2019 8:38 am Reply

    Does the Republic party accept democrats wanting in? I know the majority of the island is democrats. I would like to hear what Trump is up to and his plan is for the nation. Do the republicans really believe that Hawai’i can be the next high tech location? Like making our own silicon chips. I think Donald Trump is keeping Hawai’i the way it is. No new developments.

  3. Objectivity February 28, 2019 11:02 am Reply

    On behalf of all of us who USED to be Republicans, Mr. Yoder and his group of wall-loving, margarita sipping supporters can take those red MAGA hats and … you know the rest.

    50 years from now there will be nothing left of Ronald Reagan’s Republican party thanks to Trump. There will be a centrist Democratic party and a far-left socialist party. And when your great grandchildren find those red hats in your attic after you are long dead and gone, they will hang their heads in shame.

    And why is it that every Repugnican gathering on this island makes the front page of TGI???

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