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The Neighborhood Commission Office is pleased to announce that 24 certified candidates have applied to run for election to the newly created Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board Number 36.


A special election will be held on March 14 and 15.


The area to be represented by the new board was previously represented by the Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board Number 24.


Residents from Nanakuli and Maili petitioned the Neighborhood Commission last year to form a separate board to represent their communities. The Neighborhood Commission voted 6-to-1 on January 28 to create the new board.


The candidates in alphabetical order are:


Hanalei Y. Aipoalani

Nalani Aipoalani-Tuaoi-To’oto’o

Walterbea Aldeguer

Mervina K.M. Cash-Kaeo

Johnny V. Chin

Guillermo S. (Guill) Colon

Clyde K. Eli

Donna M. Gatewood

George Grace III

Josiah L. Black Hoohuli

Nina Hoohuli-Fisher

Janelle L. Kaohu

James Kimo Kelii

Victor A. Kila

Jackie K. Ku

Eddie K. Kunipo

Henry K. Makanani

James K. Manaku Sr.

Raymond M. Mook

Paul Kaipo Pomaikai Sr.

Cynthia K.L. Rezentes

Nathan K. Tai

Patty Kahanamoku Teruya

Neddie G. Waiamau-Nunuha


Candidate profiles are available online at and will be posted at the polling stations.


Any current resident of these communities who voted in the 2006 statewide elections is eligible to vote in this special election. Residents who did not vote in 2006 were able to register directly with the Neighborhood Commission Office until February 20, 2008.


Voters may cast ballots in any of three polling stations:

·       Kapolei Hale, 1000 Ulu’ohia Street, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, March 14;

·       Maili Elementary School Cafeteria, 87-360 Kula'aupuni Street, from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 15;

·       Ka Waihona O Ka Na'auao Public Charter School Cafeteria (former Nanaikapono Elementary School), 89-195 Farrington Highway, from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 15.


Eligible voters must present a valid ID before casting their vote at a polling site.

In addition, eligible residents may request an absentee ballot by calling 768-3717 before March 5. These must be mailed in no later than March 11, 2008.


The League of Women Voters will serve as observers for this election, will conduct the tallying of votes cast  following the close of the polling station at Ka Waihona O Ka Na'auao on March 15, and will certify election results.


Election results will be released no later than March 17, and will be verified by the Neighborhood Commission at its March meeting.


The new Board may hold its first meeting as soon as April 1, 2008. The candidate with the highest vote total will serve as chair pro-tem and set the first agenda. In the event of a tie, the chair pro-tem shall be decided by lot in accordance with the Neighborhood Plan.


Candidate profiles as well as boundary maps for the new board are available on the NCO website at


Contact: Bryan Mick, 768-3710

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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