Democrats sweep Hawaii governorship, U.S. Senate, and two U.S. House seats.
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Democrats sweep as Josh Green will be Hawai’i’s next governor and democratic incumbents will keep their seats in both the State Senate and the House.
Locally, it’s still too close to call for the County Council District 2 race between Jennifer Kagiwada and Matthias Kusch. Stay tuned for results.
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Updated with second print out at 10 p.m.:
As expected, there was a blue wave for the top races in the State of Hawaiʻi.
Kagiwada leads Kusch for Hawai’i County Council District 2; three County Charter amendments likely to pass
Only one of the nine Hawai‘i County Council seats is up for grabs in the 2022 General Election: District 2, which features political newcomers Jennifer Kagiwada and Matthias Kusch. Only 40 votes separated them in the primary election.
As of 10:25 p.m., Kagiwada continued to lead Kusch, 3,823, or 48.6%, to 3,547, or 45.1%.
The 2022 General Election featured three races for the Hawai‘i Senate on the Big Island.
Sen. Lorraine Inouye of Hilo, who has served in the Senate since the late 1990s, is the apparent winner of the redistricted District 1 seat. She served the former District 1 from 1998 to 2008.
UPDATE: All voting data is through the second printout released at about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday.
Hawai‘i County will have more representation in the State Legislature with one additional House seat created in January due to the increase in the island’s population. Early votes show incumbents on the Big Island will keep their seats. Democratic Kirstin Kahaloa also was the apparent winner for the newly created District 6 seat.
The first results of the 2022 General Election were released at about 8:20 p.m. by election officials. The results were held up until the last person voted on Maui, where a big fire led to the delay in residents getting to the Voter Service Center.
Hear ye, hear ye! All lords and ladies of the Big Island realm are invited to a festive faire in Honoka‘a Town.
The Honoka‘a Business Association is putting on the first Honoka‘a Renaissance Faire from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 12, with activities at Honoka‘a Union Hall and throughout the community. The event is open to all ages and free to attend.
The 30th Anniversary edition of the Hula O Nā Keiki children’s hula competition takes place Thursday Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel in West Maui.
For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Nov. 10-16, find our comprehensive listing HERE.
Moderate to locally breezy trade winds will continue across the state for the next several days. Showers will favor windward and mountain locations as periodic…
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