Members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation are in the public eye this week:

  • Rep. Mazie Hirono will file her nomination papers for re-election Thursday at 10 a.m. at the State Elections Office in Pearl City. First elected in 2006, Hirono was re-elected in 2008 with 70 percent of the vote.

  • Sens. Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel Akaka will be at the State Capitol today beginning at 9:30 a.m. to hear how federal stimulus money is being used in the islands. Inouye is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the full committee is expected to be at the Capitol.

  • The first debate for Honolulu mayor will be held Friday beginning at 10:45 a.m. at the FilCom Center in Waipahu. Kirk Caldwell, Peter Carlisle, Donovan Dela Cruz, Panos Prevedouros and Rod Tam have confirmed their participation.

  • The 13,000-member United Public Workers AFSCME Local 646 union will announce their endorsement for governor at noon today at the group’s North School Street headquarters. It will be either Neil Abercrombie or Mufi Hannemann, both Democrats.

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