It is an honor and privilege for the West Maui Taxpayers Association (WMTA) to invite you to participate in the WMTA 2014 Candidates Night. The 2014 WMTA Candidates Night is on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Lahaina Civic Center beginning at 5:00 PM with Registration & dinner service by local businesses and restaurants.
West Maui is a unique and vibrant community that provides employment opportunities and generates significant tax revenues for all levels of government. WMTA is also unique in that our mission is to promote efficient use of the taxes generated locally to invest in the infrastructure, services and amenities that help ensure that West Maui remains one of the best places to live, work and visit in the world.
The WMTA Candidates Night is the only forum of its kind in West Maui, and WMTA has been providing this forum for over 30 years. The tradition for the WMTA Candidates Night is to invite all Federal, State and County candidates appearing on the West Maui ballot to give West Maui voters an opportunity see the candidates up close and personal, while building awareness of West Maui issues. For those offices with both candidates attending, there will be an opportunity for each candidate to give an introductory statement followed by a question or two presented in a debate format. If only one candidate is present, or the office is not contested, the candidate will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the voters with a short statement. This event will be broadcast live on Akaku Community TV, and recorded for re-broadcast as well.
As the WMTA Candidates Night is for West Maui voter education, we ask that any candidate attending please refrain from bringing a large contingent of supporters. No signs, banners or other campaign materials will be allowed inside the Civic Center, and all election activities must be conducted outside. Anyone displaying disruptive or disrespectful behavior will be asked to leave.
For more info on the WMTA Voting Campaign, visit http://www.westmaui.org/voting-in-hawaii