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A man is known by the company he keeps. - Proverb

We have the best government money can buy. - Mark Twain

The purpose of this website is to provide information about the people and organizations making campaign contributions in the 2008 Hawaii County mayoral race. Click on a candidate's name below to find out more about campaign contributors than you can on the State Campaign Spending Commission website:

Our website covers major campaign contribution data reported by the above candidates for the periods that ended on 12/31/07, 06/30/08 and 09/05/08. The data from these reports were combined and the contributors were ranked by total amount of campaign ontributions made during those three periods.

In addition to the name of each contributor and the contribution amount, we present each of the following:

    Where the contribution came from - to reveal the influence of off-island money on the campaign. Remember that our county competes for Federal and State grants and appropriations, e.g., from the State Transportation Improvement Program and our mayor is our main proponent for those funds
    How the contributor identifies himself/herself/itself - can reveral how straightforward the contributor is about presenting his/her/its identity. It tells us something about his/her character.
    Google search results related to the personal interests of the contributor - including whether the contributor is linked to a government contractor or consultant OR a developer, builder or realtor needing a government permit


    Below are links to articles and videos about the campaign:

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    If you have any questions about this website, call 808-885-4194 or e-mail robert.m.hunter@hawaiiantel.net