Commencement of the Re-Elect Derek Kawakami Campaign

Aloha Friends,

We have just organized our campaign team for 2010 and we’ve hit the ground running! We have entered into the County Council budget session which is the most important task of our County Council.  The Budget hearings are now recorded live and can been seen live at HawaiiStream.com. Many community members came to our new location near Nawiliwili and I’ve received great comments about the live streaming video.

After a long day at the budget hearings, I decided to dropped into Kauai Technical Institute Jiu Jitsu on Friday night. The KTI members were a great help to us last campaign as they walked house to house with me on the Eastside. They were happy to get me off the street and on to the mat! Sergeant-at-Arms, Chris Takenaka, would be pleased to hear that I’m training with these great guys.

Bright and early on Saturday morning, Monica and I helped the Kiwanis and Key Clubbers clean up Nawiliwili Park during our annual One Day community service project.  It was good to give back to an area that gave me so much as I was growing up.  I literally spent more time at Kalapaki than anywhere else in the World.

Later Saturday afternoon, we headed up the hill for the Kauai Democratic Party County Convention where amongst other things our own Steve Nishimura was handed over the gavel as he takes over as Chairman of the party.  Congratulations Steve!

Saturday night was a fun-filled evening as we entered a Bowling Tournament on behalf of the County Council to benefit the Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association’s Visitor Industry Charity Walk.  On our team, The Mayor came in first followed by Glen Kawamura, myself, Tim Bynum, Dickie Chang, and last but not least Lani Kawahara.

Spent Sunday morning attending mass at St. Williams in Hanalei followed by a delicious breakfast at Hanalei School to benefit the North Shore Lion’s Club and their charitable efforts.  Ahhhhh…..It feels good to be on the campaign trail once again.  Time to lace up the shoes dust off the cobwebs because we are rolling!

Derek

Posted in news, updates |