In only 60 days the 2020 primary election will essentially be over. Ballots will be mailed out on or about July 22, and most of the voting will occur in the following 10 days. All ballots must be received by Aug. 8. Important: Ballots must be received by Aug. 8 and not mailed by Aug. 8.
June 2 is the filing deadline for prospective candidates interested in running in the upcoming 2020 elections. Those who might be interested in entering the race for County Council, state House of Representatives or the state Senate, need to have by the end of that day gathered the required signatures and have them confirmed by the office of elections.
A letter in response to Fred Atkins:
Dear mayor. I voted for you. I attended your campaign fundraisers, and I am part of a community of people who have been rooting for you all along.
As a board member of Hawaii Tourism Authority, it has given me firsthand insight into the economy of our state and the future growth of Kauai. What follows are strictly my opinions, as a resident and employer, on where we are at this troubled time in our world and how Kauai is being affected.
While Hawai‘i’s legislative leadership is crowing loudly about their proclivity in spending the COVID-19 disaster money, balancing the state budget and avoiding public-worker layoffs and salary cuts, there is far too much still going undone.
Kaua‘i County’s emergency proclamations are among the state’s most stringent. Of course, coronavirus caught much of the world and Hawai‘i off-guard.
There is nothing quite like taking a long walk on the beach to put life in perspective.
On this last day of April, I’m ready to shout,“Mayday!” — not referring to May Day as Lei Day here on the beautiful Garden Island, something we’ve always enjoyed, but in the old, wartime sense, referring to imminent danger.
It was interesting to watch the recent mash-up between the big dogs — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Kaua‘i state Senate President Ronald Kouchi, Mayor Derek Kawakami and Lt. Gov. Josh Green.