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.”