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  • Mufi Hanneman

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  • Frank Fasi

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    Default Honolulu Mayor's Race 2004

    Today's Honolulu Advertiser brings us an update on the race for Honolulu mayor, with election day seven months away. It finds Duke Bainum with a fair lead over perennial candidate Mufi Hanneman, and with the immortal Frank Fasi hanging in there with a small chunk of loyal voters.

    The story notes that Duke's challenge is visibility, while Mufi's challenge is a poor reputation. Mufi notes that he expected Duke to have a bigger lead at this point given what Duke has spent on advertising. But at least it sounds like Duke's got his strategy down pat.

    Anyone else following the race, or is it too early to care?
    Last edited by pzarquon; April 12th, 2004 at 02:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Honolulu Mayor's Race 2004

    Did Fasi throw his hat in the ring for this year's race?

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    I don't feel good about Mufi. Maybe it's his "perennial candidate" air; maybe it's how he's swung so many cushy appointed jobs over the years (DBEDT director? gimme a break); maybe it's just his personality. Duke seems more earnest, somehow.

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    Actually there are several people who already pulled nomination papers for the Honolulu's mayor's race. Former mayor Frank Fasi is one of them. The more well known ones are indeed Mufi and Bainum. There are several other candidates of a "colorful" nature who have also pulled papers.

    You can get a weekly list of all candidates who have either pulled or filed their nomination papers with the office of elections at this link:

    2004 Candidate Filing Reports

    The above link will trigger a PDF download.

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    Thanks for that report, Macpro! So, we also have Bruce L. Bellows (Haleiwa), Daniel H. Cunningham (Honolulu), Lillian L. Hong (Honolulu), John W. James (Honolulu), Paul A. Manner (Honolulu), Gualberto J. Melendez (Honolulu), and Terrence K. Teruya (Honolulu).

    Hong is almost an institution unto herself. She's quite active with and on the `Olelo public access television system. And if I recall correctly, Cunningham is the fellow who wants a "plutonium economy," taking over nuclear ships and subs from the military and plugging them into our power grid. Or something.

    Any insights on the others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon
    It finds Duke Bainum with a fair lead over perennial candidate Mufi Hanneman, and with the immortal Frank Fasi hanging in there...
    As heated as this race will be, it's refreshing to see that they can still enjoy a game of golf together.

    Last edited by kukui_nut; May 26th, 2004 at 12:40 PM.

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    Fasi's still in race? Isn't there an age limit? (BTW, how old is he?)
    How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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    Frank's in his 80s, but he still carries a pretty potent kick. The ex-Marine still works out daily and has a bicep that would make a young man proud!

    As far as perennial candidates, add to the list that Paul Manner guy. He's run the 1996 and 1998 elections for some office or another.

    In 1998 he ran for U.S. Senate as a Republican against Inouye. Riiiiighhhht.
    Starbulletin.com Election Results 1998

    In 1996 he ran against Calvin Say in 18th Dist. Palolo-St. Louis Hts.

    Looks like he's back!

    Blaine

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    7-8-04
    Hi!
    My name is Lillian Hong.
    I am running for Honolulu Mayor also.
    Can you add my name to your list with the other 3 mayoral candidates?
    Thanks.
    Love, Lillian Hong

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon
    Thanks for that report, Macpro! So, we also have Bruce L. Bellows (Haleiwa), Daniel H. Cunningham (Honolulu), Lillian L. Hong (Honolulu), John W. James (Honolulu), Paul A. Manner (Honolulu), Gualberto J. Melendez (Honolulu), and Terrence K. Teruya (Honolulu).

    Hong is almost an institution unto herself. She's quite active with and on the `Olelo public access television system. And if I recall correctly, Cunningham is the fellow who wants a "plutonium economy," taking over nuclear ships and subs from the military and plugging them into our power grid. Or something.

    Any insights on the others?
    Hi!
    Just want to say Hello.
    Love, Lillian Hong

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    Welcom Lillian to this thread. I used to see your daughter working at Punahou School...but I am now retired so don't get a chance to see her.
    You always try so hard in the Mayor's race...do you still do your jewelry?
    I see more and more signs going up in people's yards for either Mufi or Duke.
    Sometimes I see both in the same yard!
    Retired Senior Member

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    7-10-2004
    Dear Mocha,
    I was soo happy to read your mail.
    This is the first time I got response. I got another one earlier. He asked me if I am a spam-pot? What is that?
    I am learning computer every night after I watch Korean drama, 11:30 p.m. on.
    Did you see Jennifer or Kristina? They both are in Punahou.
    There is a Collectible Show in NBC on July 23,24,25. Patrick is going to SF
    show on the same dates.
    I did not set money on signs and banners. I asked ThePeople in the community to imagine. When you see mufi's sign, imagine you see
    Lillian Hong for Mayor! Haha!
    Thank you very much for responding. There are people really surfing internet!
    Have a nice day.
    Love, Lillian Hong

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel
    Actually there are several people who already pulled nomination papers for the Honolulu's mayor's race. Former mayor Frank Fasi is one of them. The more well known ones are indeed Mufi and Bainum. There are several other candidates of a "colorful" nature who have also pulled papers.

    You can get a weekly list of all candidates who have either pulled or filed their nomination papers with the office of elections at this link:

    2004 Candidate Filing Reports

    The above link will trigger a PDF download.
    7-10-2004
    Hi, Mel,
    Thank you very much fpr your weekly list of all candidates filing report.
    I do video programs on Olelo channel 54 about honolulu mayor's race. I used your suggestions twice already.
    Former Mayor Fasi had filed his nomination paper on 6-24-2004.
    All together there are 16 persons took out the nomination papers and
    5 already file the papers to run for mayor as of 7-9-2004.
    I am one of them.
    Have a nice day.
    Love, Lillian Hong

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    Quote Originally Posted by lillian l. hong
    7-10-2004
    Thank you very much fpr your weekly list of all candidates filing report.
    Thank you Ms. Hong. The weekly list is only a link from here to the Office of Election website who issues the report every Friday afternoon until the filing deadline arrives on July 20. I am sure that by that date the 16 or possibly more candidates running for mayor will either all be running or be whittled down somewhat if some choose not to file. I am sure you know that.

    I have seen some of your colorful cablecasts on the Olelo channels.

    For those of our readers who may not know, what are your goals and objectives if you become mayor? Will you support or oppose the very expensive and intrusive BRT project?

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    Could I ask what political party, if any, Ms Hong is associated with?

    I just can't see myself voting for ANY Republican this year, for any office.

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    Thanks to one of those Fasi laws (as in, laws enacted to make it harder for Fasi), the mayoral race is nonpartisan. I haven't seen much yet in the way of Lillian Hong's political philosophies, so I couldn't tell you which way they "lean." But, perhaps, that's for the best.

    I'm glad you found us here, Ms. Hong, and I agree, we'd love to hear more about your platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel
    Thank you Ms. Hong. The weekly list is only a link from here to the Office of Election website who issues the report every Friday afternoon until the filing deadline arrives on July 20. I am sure that by that date the 16 or possibly more candidates running for mayor will either all be running or be whittled down somewhat if some choose not to file. I am sure you know that.

    I have seen some of your colorful cablecasts on the Olelo channels.

    For those of our readers who may not know, what are your goals and objectives if you become mayor? Will you support or oppose the very expensive and intrusive BRT project?
    7-11-2004 12:08 a.m.
    Hi, Mel,
    Thank you so much. I was so happy to see your note.
    I am learning computer and e-mail, almost every night after I watch the Korean drama, around 11:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
    Your Q:
    l. BRT--I oppose. I am a bus rider. I believe TheBus system's improvement will be more practical and money saving for easing the traffic problems.
    TheBus system on time, convenient, TheBus employees as essential workers, and TheBus never sleeps.
    2. Goal/objectives as Mayor--Just few examples: I like to be your
    "Return the power back to ThePeople" Honolulu Mayor.
    I like to enpower each of the 32 neighborhood boards to
    work closely with the residents, and their councilmember. set up a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization called Neighborhood "Just do it" team. With a hot line 222-2222 to answer to trouble calls. Pot holes, shopping carts, illegal dumpings, bulky items pick ups, abandoned cars, vacant lots, grafetti, drug dealings, etc. Instead of currently call to a city dept. to serve around 1 million residents, The "Just do it" team serve exclusively their own neighborhood board boundary.
    I will also appropriate 5 million to each of the city councilmember to work with the neighborhood board members and their residents, team work together, for a better quality of life for their special needs in their districts.
    This money do not grow on tree. It is from the general fund. You, the tax payer, is the owner of this fund. I, if I am your Mayor, I am just returning back to you, ThePeople, to decide what is the best use for the needs for your special district.
    Mahalo for watching my Mayoral issues program on Olelo Channel 54. I have almost at least one program a day to 7 programs a day. Mostly >30".
    I am not accepting any campaign contributions. I do not have a campaign headquarter. I will donate all my salaries, 4 years, $448,800.00 to educational projects in this city & county of Honolulu.
    These are only rough drafts of my ideas. Do you have any brighter ideas than mine? Please talk to me when I am your Honolulu Mayor.
    Have a nice day.
    Love, Lillian Hong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert
    Could I ask what political party, if any, Ms Hong is associated with?

    I just can't see myself voting for ANY Republican this year, for any office.
    7-11-2004 1:04 a.m.
    Hi, Albert,
    Thank you for reading the notes.
    I am an Independent.
    Have a nice day.
    Love, Lillian Hong

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon
    Thanks to one of those Fasi laws (as in, laws enacted to make it harder for Fasi), the mayoral race is nonpartisan. I haven't seen much yet in the way of Lillian Hong's political philosophies, so I couldn't tell you which way they "lean." But, perhaps, that's for the best.

    I'm glad you found us here, Ms. Hong, and I agree, we'd love to hear more about your platform.
    7-11-2004 1:10 a.m.
    Hi, pzarquon,
    Thank you so much for reading the notes.
    I have a Mayoral issues program on Olelo Channel 54.
    Almost at least one program a day to 7 programs a day. mostly >30" The program time appears on TV schedules.
    I have just finished "talking" to Mel & Albert.
    Will you be able to read theirs? Can you ask me specific Q next time so I can better answer your concerns? I am really very excited.
    Have a nice day.
    Love, Lillian Hong
    P.S. l. Do you know how and where I can ask somebody to add my name under Frank Fasi on the view poll results?
    2. I am learning computer. What is the{/QUOTE} mean?

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    FRANK FUZZY??!!?? oy vey! or ..AUWE !! Bruddah Frank still in da mix??

    I tink his "expiration date" stay pass no? Come on, Pranky Boi, gib da udder polks a chunce por get to bee da mayer ...( in my best filopino accent)

    For you, I think "DaBus" has left the station, pally.



    Ms. Hong ... best wishes on your quest. Refusing campaign contributions will make for a very slim media blitz on your platform but eh, "it could happen".

    Using your salary to fund community projects and agendas is a novel idea. Now if we can just get more "public servants" to do that. Hmmmm.

    Ok ...snowball chance in hell does come to mind...but I digress.

    Last edited by Krash Kolohe; July 11th, 2004 at 07:59 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lillian l. hong
    7-11-2004 1:10 a.m.

    P.S. l. Do you know how and where I can ask somebody to add my name under Frank Fasi on the view poll results?
    Ryan, I think the mayoral poll should be reset to include all of the people running for office. The filing deadline for all political offices is July 20, so I think a reset to this poll with everyone running as of that day will do this topic some justice.
    Last edited by mel; July 11th, 2004 at 08:46 AM.
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    I think the mayoral poll should be reset to include all of the people running for office.
    If you can post a definitive list after the filing closing date, we can start a new thread and roll this one there.

    Ms. Hong, thanks for returning to answer our questions. Just so you know, you don't need to answer each one individually with a separate message, nor add dates, as they're attached automatically by the system. As for the QUOTE tags, they help you include portions of someone else's message so you can revisit them as you reply -- if they're confusing, I'd say just delete them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krash Kolohe
    FRANK FUZZY??!!?? oy vey! or ..AUWE !! Bruddah Frank still in da mix??

    I tink his "expiration date" stay pass no? Come on, Pranky Boi, gib da udder polks a chunce por get to bee da mayer ...( in my best filopino accent)

    For you, I think "DaBus" has left the station, pally.



    Ms. Hong ... best wishes on your quest. Refusing campaign contributions will make for a very slim media blitz on your platform but eh, "it could happen".

    Using your salary to fund community projects and agendas is a novel idea. Now if we can just get more "public servants" to do that. Hmmmm.

    Ok ...snowball chance in hell does come to mind...but I digress.

    7-11-2004 11:14 p.m.
    Hi, Krash,
    Thank you for reading my note.
    Sorry, I don't quite understanding what you are saying.
    Thank you for your best wishes.
    Have a nice day.
    Love, Lillian Hong

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    Dear Lillian: I used to see only Jennifer. I remember when you volunteered in
    the Bishop library! You used to help Lilian.
    You are a very strong woman to NOT take political donations...keep up your independence and honesty!
    Retired Senior Member

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    If you can post a definitive list after the filing closing date, we can start a new thread and roll this one there
    In that case I'll probably have to start a new topic. How many items can the online poll handle? I know some polling software only takes like X amount of options... if you have a crowded political race, it may not be possible to list all candidates.

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