Watching and reporting about Hawaii politics and government.
3:35 p.m. Chang Confirmed As GOP Chair
The Hawaii Republican Party‘s State Committee — fifty-one elected House District Chairs, four County Chairs, Executive Committee members and Republican leaders in the state House and state Senate — voted unanimously for David S. Chang as party chair to fill the remainder of the 2011-2013 term.
The vote was Saturday, but the GOP is just now making it official.
Chang is the CEO and president of Chang Holding Company, which is several companies including CS Design Builders. He is a West Point graduate and East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellow.
3 p.m. Lingle’s Platform on Video
U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle announced today her campaign is rolling out a series of videos detailing her positions on “issues of importance to the people of Hawaii,” according to a press release.
Whether anyone will notice during the middle of APEC is another question.
12:25 p.m. Rapoza Back With Hanabusa
Richard Rapoza has been handling communications for Colleen Hanabusa‘s re-election campaign. Today, he assumed director of communications duties for her congressional office, working out of the Honolulu district office.
Rapoza will keep separate email addresses and phones for the political and the congressional work. Hanabusa’s congressional press secretary, Ashley Nagaoka Boylan, is not involved in the campaign.
It’s complicated issue involving voter jurisdictions in other states.
But, among other things, the article’s author is critical of renewed efforts by Dan Inouye and Dan Akaka to pass part of the Akaka bill — the part about federal recognition of Hawaiians — in the U.S. Senate