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June 6, 2008

Party Financing

Filed under: HI Politics — rachel @ 2:31 pm

Last night at our monthly PDH meeting we went around the room and people reported the major issues that had come before the different Convention Committees. To summarize, there seemed to be different dynamics operating in the different committees. In some (e.g. National/International), much work was done “behind the scenes” so the battle in committee was cordial and no fight made it to the floor of the convention. In some (e.g. platform, health), there was significant debate within the committee that resulted in removal of some “progressive” language that was then added back in via floor debate the next day. In at least one (rules) there was major debate within the committee, which resulted in preventing a few changes that may have caused an uproar on the floor of the convention. It is one of those battles that I want to expand on here.

A rule change was proposed that would have implemented mandatory dues for all Democratic Party of Hawai‘i members. (more…)

June 5, 2008

State Convention Election results

Filed under: HI Politics — rachel @ 10:27 am

A few days before the State Convention, I started a thread where I intended to outline all the elections that would take place there. I didn’t have enough information or time to complete it. Oh well. But since I started on that topic, I figured may as well list the results of those elections. The delegate results are currently posted on the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i website and are copied below. We also voted for the new State Central Committee (I won my contest) and Electors, but I don’t see those results anywhere.

Superdelegates
  • U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye (Clinton)
  • U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka (Obama)
  • U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie (Obama)
  • U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono (Obama)
Democratic National Committee Members
  • Brian Schatz, State Party Chair (Obama)
  • Kari Luna, State Party Vice Chair (Obama)
  • Richard Port, National Committeeman (Clinton)
  • Marie “Dolly” Strazar, National Committeewoman (Obama)
Party Leader Elected Official
  • State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa (Clinton)
  • Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann (Obama)
  • State Sen. Donna Mercado-Kim (Obama)
Congressional District 1
  • Chuck Freedman (Obama)
  • Donna Hoshide (Obama)
  • Jadine Nielsen (Clinton)
  • Kathleen Stanley (Obama)
  • John Waihee (Clinton)
  • Andrew Winer (Obama)
  • Albert Lono Lyman (alternate) (Obama)
Congressional District 2
  • James “Kimo” Apana (Clinton)
  • Michael Fox (Obama)
  • Katherine Keith-Agaran (Obama)
  • Al Lewis (Obama)
  • Stephanie Ohigashi (Clinton)
  • Jonathan Starr (Obama)
  • Jennifer Tsuji (Obama)
  • Melodie Aduja (alternate) (Obama)
  • Edmond Arquero (alternate) (Clinton)
  • Gilbert Keith-Agaran (alternate) (Obama)
At-large
  • Jo-Ann Adams (Obama)
  • Faye Kennedy (Obama)
  • Dayton Nakanelua (Clinton)
  • Caroline Sinavaiana (Obama)
  • Ann Freed (alternate) (Clinton)
Unpledged Add-on
  • James Burns (Obama)

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