Other highlights of the two-day meeting are speeches from top Dems such as Gov. David Ige and all four members of the congressional delegation, the selection of party resolutions and the election of national convention delegates.
Will Bernie Sanders supporters mesh well with Hillary Clinton supporters? Will Colleen Hanabusa announce she’s running to replace U.S. Rep. Mark Takai? Will this reporter find a nice, comfortable place at the Sheraton ballroom to type on his laptop and plug in his cell phone?
All that and more will be known soon enough.
“Our biennial convention is a special time for Hawaii Democrats. With over a thousand delegates, alternates, party officials, elected officials, student observers and guests gathering at this convention, it’s an opportunity to visit with old friends, make new friends and to do the important work of moving Hawaii forward,” Chair Ohigashi said in a press release Wednesday. “I absolutely look forward to seeing my fellow Hawaii Democrats from across the state.”