Council primary candidates disclose finances

  • Sabrina Bodon / The Garden Island

    Candidate banners line a fence along Kuhio Highway in Anahola.

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i County Council candidate Dr. Addison Bulosan currently leads over 20 candidates with the most contributions and money spent toward this upcoming election.

Campaign finance reports covering the period of Jan. 1 to June 30 were submitted to the Hawai‘i Campaign Spending Commission on Thursday. Not all have to submit in this first round. Candidates who report they will not receive or spend over $1,000 can submit reports in December.

Bulosan, a chiropractor, reported contributions of $14,020.51, including $970 from TastingKaua‘i, $1,000 from himself, $3,958.70 from immediate family, and $7,032.60 from other individuals.

Buloson reported $10,461.74 in expenditures, including banners, shirts and media advertising.

KipuKai Kuali‘i, running for another term, reported $5,012.57 in contributions. This includes $2,000 from Hawai‘i Operating Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund and $2,000 from Plumbers &Pipefitters PAC Fund. He has loaned himself $612.57.

Kuali‘i reported $1,816.76 in expenditures.

Incumbent Felicia Cowden has received $4,800, including $2,000 from Plumbers and Fitters Local 675 and $200 from Na Pali Outfitters, Kayak Kaua‘i. Cowden has spent $2,084.46.

Incumbent Luke Evslin reported $2,943.48 in contributions, including $2,000 from Ann Alo of Island Pacific Mortgage, and $2,810.74 in expenditures.

Incumbent Mason Chock reported $2,500 in total contributions, including $2,000 from the Operating Engineers Local Union 3 and $1,831.81 from other sources.

Current Council Chair Arryl Kaneshiro reported $550 in contributions and $1,800.41 in expenditures.

Former Mayor Bernard Carvalho reported $4,177 in cash-on-hand to be used in the campaign, and zero contributions. He has spent $4,222.94 in expenditures, mostly on banners and yard signs.

Donovan Cabebe reported $620 in contributions and $550 in expenditures.

Michael Dandurand reported $2,430 in contributions from individuals, and has spent $3,045.52, which he has loaned to himself.

Victoria Franks reported $65 in contributions and zero expenditures.

Richard Fukushima reported $1,500 in contributions and $334.50 in expenditures.

Ed Justus reported $1,925 in contributions and $420.03 in expenditures.

Jacquelyn “Jakki” Nelson reported $375 in contributions and $25 in expenditures.

Wally Nishimura reported $450 in contributions and $420.66 in expenditures.

Jade Waialeale Battad reported $1,850 in contributions, including $250 from Warren Haruki, president of Grove Farm, and zero expenditures.

Clint Yago reported $3,000 in cash-on-hand and zero expenditures.

The primary election ballot will be mailed to residents by July 21 (see the related story at left). Ballots must be mailed in by Aug. 8 to be counted.

See the full financial-disclosure reports at


Sabrina Bodon, public safety and government reporter, can be reached at 245-0441 or

  1. Boto Man July 11, 2020 2:36 pm Reply

    What you doing at the waterfall? lol

    Can you use that money to pay for misdemeanor offense?

    Oh no the former Mayor like some more action.

    When so much shibai went on during his ten (10) years of do nothing but give 10-15% pay raises every other year.

    The only hold over should be Cowden. She knows the new housing bill is a scheme.

    Vote new people in but I would Not vote Bulosan and Carvalho in.

    This past council was doing nothing county welfare recipients.

    Good luck!

  2. How Much July 11, 2020 2:41 pm Reply

    How much Is Brun receiving?

    Is big AG (chem/bio) supporting him again lol

    He had another kind of poisonous chemicals he was distributing.

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