• Hawaiʻi County Mayoral Candidate Interviews

    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce conducted interviews with Hawaiʻi County Mayoral Candidates in September 2020. The topics of the interview were based on the Chamber's priorities of COVID-19 Economic Recovery, County Permitting, Homelessness and Astronomy/TMT. The candidates were also asked questions about their backgrounds, government and vision for the future.

    CHART: See candidates' positions compared to the Chamber's priorities.

    RECORDINGS: Recorded interviews from each candidate below based on topic.

    TOPICS & PANELISTS:

    • Background & Economy: Government Affairs Committee Chair Jacqui Hoover
    • Economy: Economic Development Committee Chair Ross Wilson, Jr.
    • Permitting: Permtting Task Force Chair and Board Chair-Elect Dennis Boyd
    • Homelessness: Executive Director Wendy Laros
    • Astronomy/TMT & Vision for the Future: Board Chair Mark Leong

    Mahalo to our Kona-Kohala Chamber Leadership for conducting these interviews!  

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  • IKAIKA MARZO - RECORDED SECTIONS:

    1. Background & Economy: RECORDING

    2. Economy: RECORDING

    3. Permitting: RECORDING

    4. Homelessness: RECORDING

    5. Astronomy/TMT & Vision for the Future: RECORDING

     

  • MITCH ROTH - RECORDED SECTIONS:

    1. Background & Economy: RECORDING

    2. Economy: RECORDING

    3. Permitting: RECORDING

    4. Homelessness: RECORDING

    5. Astronomy/TMT & Vision for the Future: RECORDING

     

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