Although David Ige has communicated today that he plans to withdraw from participating in the Grassroot Institute Gubernatorial Forum on Friday, August 22, the event will continue with the full participation of the other major candidates for governor: James “Duke” Aiona, Mufi Hannemann and Jeff Davis. The candidate forum, which will be the first of its kind in this election cycle, will touch on a wide variety of issues of importance to Hawaii, from education to the economy.
Grassroot Institute President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., states, “We are disappointed for the voting public that David Ige has withdrawn his commitment to participate in this well-planned gubernatorial forum. We are, however, grateful that candidates Aiona, Hannemann and Davis have each personally reaffirmed their commitments to participate in the forum. Every effort has been made to ensure fairness and to accommodate any needs indicated by each participant. We look forward to an engaging event and the opportunity for the public to be informed about the positions of these candidates for Governor of Hawaii.”
The event has been sold-out and no walk-ins will be permitted. Representatives of the news media are welcome to attend. For details, please contact Justin Martin at 1(808)753-0455.
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu, HI 96813