Representative Barbara Marumoto Explains Hawaii Primary Caucus

February 19, 2008

Dear Honolulu Advertiser Editor:

What a surprise to see my name (as well as other Republicans) on a list of “Hawaii’s Democratic Caucuses Today”.  True, voters very often identify their House districts by the representative rather than the number, but we got 7 calls by 9 am asking exactly where “our” Democrat caucus, or “your meeting” will take place.  Even though it was political, we gave out directions.

The real reason I’m writing is to point out that the 19th District description is off.  Yes, while Waialae Iki, Kalani Valley and Kahala are in the district, so is Kaimuki from 6th to 20thAvenue!  It’s bounded on the mauka side by Waialae Avenue and the makai side by Alohea – the heart of this wonderful community.  Two other great neighborhoods you might want to add while you’re at it, Waialae Nui Valley and Ridgeline.

Proud to represent the whole 19th District, Barbara Marumoto

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