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Senator Lorraine R. Inouye

Democratic Party Candidates Primary Grand Rally Friday, July 22.

Mo’oheau Bandstand 5:30-8PM


More than 25 Hawai’i Democratic Party candidates whose names will appear on Hawai’i Island 2022 Primary Election ballots will come together this Friday, July 22, 2022 from 5:30-8 p.m. at historic Mo’oheau Bandstand to perpetuate Hilo’s nearly 70-year get-out-the-vote Grand Rally tradition.

Started in 1954, the Democratic Party’s Grand Rally has seldom missed a beat through all the decades though went virtual in 2020 due to the pandemic. It’s being re-started in-person this year but moved a few weeks earlier, so instead of being the night before the August 13, 2022 Primary Election, it will be July 22 – just prior to when Hawai’i’s Vote By Mail ballots are expected to arrive in mailboxes on July 26.

Candidates from the top of the ticket down – from Congress to County Council and OHA – are expected to briefly take the stage to share their campaign thoughts and ah-ha moments.
Emceeing the gathering will be Andy Kahili and welcoming everyone will be Hawai’i County Democratic Party Chair Barbara Dalton. Kahu Danny and Anna Akaka will share the opening pule.

Candidates and their teams are expected to line up along Kamehameha Highway prior to the rally to signwave beginning about 4 p.m.

There is no charge for the event and everyone is invited.


Diana Van De Car

I have watched Lorraine work in public office for many years, from being a member of the County Council, to being Mayor, and now State Senator. What has always impressed me the most is her willingness to stand up for the right thing when others are reluctant. Whether she realizes it or not, her work has lifted so many of us. She has dedicated herself to this community and we are better for it.

Aaron Chung

I’ve been a long-time supporter of Lorraine and the reason is simple: Lorraine is a good person. She was brought up in Hilo through humble circumstances and it shows in her decision-making and the way she treats people. She’s a kind-hearted, clean-hearted and caring individual who is genuinely respectful towards others. Her character fits the term “public servant.” We need more people like Lorraine in government.

Wayne De Luz

I am honored that Lorraine is our senator and wholeheartedly support the work she does on our behalf.  Let’s keep Lorraine in the senate by voting for her this election.  Lorraine gets the job done.

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