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Senator Lorraine R. Inouye

Democratic Party Candidates Primary Grand Rally Friday, July 22.

Mo’oheau Bandstand 5:30-8PM

25+ HAWAI’I DEMOCRATIC PARTY CANDIDATES TO PERPETUATE HILO’S NEARLY 70-YEAR GET-OUT-THE-VOTE PRIMARY GRAND RALLY TRADITION THIS FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2022

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.

Endorsements

Romel Dela Cruz

Lorraine is a lifetime resident of East Hawaii and a veteran State legislator. She has served as Mayor and Councilmember so has intimate knowledge of the needs of her new senatorial district. Lorraine has the political savvy to take action that delivers services effectively for our community.

Dean Cevallos

Lorraine has proven over and over how much she loves her community. Her ability to listen and focus on the needs of her community and the State show through the work she has sponsored and partnered with while in office. I know she will continue this push for us as Senator. 

Lincoln Ashida

Lorraine is a quick study, understands the challenges families face, and is no-nonsense about transparency and accountability.  Her experience in county elected offices, as well as in the state senate help her effectively craft legislation to benefit her constituents.

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