Lawyers argue that if not for their current place of residence, the plaintiffs would otherwise be eligible to vote under the overseas voting laws.
But the situation with the more than $9 billion project is so fluid right now that both Amemiya and Blangiardi struggle to say how they’ll handle it.
As campaigns start to ramp up again, unions and other interest groups are donating heavily to candidates and to buy ads in support or opposition.
Little is known about Hui O Maui Citizens For Change but the group is backing conservative-leaning members.
The issues include County Council term lengths and giving the council and certain boards more disciplinary powers.
Blangiardi and Amemiya both would have done things different than the Caldwell administration but they differ most on the role of police.
The GOP has not held significant numbers since the early 2000s but could pick up a seat in the general.
The political action committee formerly known as PRP supported Caldwell in the 2012 mayoral race.
Voters will demand competent leaders that talk straight and act decisively, while revenue losses will force unenviable budgetary decisions.