2018 ELECTION HEADLINES
Maui’s Mike Victorino and Kauai’s Derek Kawakami Win Mayoral Races.
Two experienced county councilmen will take over as mayors of Kauai and Maui after victories in Tuesday’s general election. On Maui, former councilman Mike Victorino defeated Councilwoman Elle Cochran with 26,531 votes to 21,446 votes in the same tally.
-Honolulu Star Advertiser, November 6, 2018 See story here
Mike Victorino Defeats Elle Cochran to Become Maui County's Next Mayor.
(KHON2) - One of the major races on the Valley Isle is the race for Maui County mayor. Current Mayor Alan Arakawa has reached his term limit and cannot run again. The battle in the general election was between a former council member and a current council member. ""I'm ecstatic. I'm thankful. I'm so grateful for the people of Maui County and the support we've received," Victorino said, "and hope now that we can bring this community together more closely to work to make it a better community."
-KHON2 News, November 6, 2018 See Story here
Priority no. 1 for Maui County’s Mayor-elect: Getting Along With His County Council
WAILUKU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui County will soon have a new mayor. Mike Victorino beat out Councilwoman Elle Cochran by more than 5,000 votes in a hotly-contested battle for current Mayor Alan Arakawa’s seat. Victorino said his top priorities include affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, and cracking down on illegal vacation rentals.
In his victory speech Tuesday night at Kahului Shopping Center, he said another priority will be to work well with the Maui County Council. “I will be calling upon each and every one of them,” said Victorino. “To sit with them individually to find out three things from them: What they believe their district needs, what they believe the County of Maui needs, and most importantly, how we can work together.”
-HawaiiNewsNow, November 6, 2018 See Story here
Victorino Victorious in Contest for Mayor
KAHULUI — As the latest results rolled in just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, a cheer went up at Mike Victorino’s Election Night party — the former council member had just about secured his victory as the new mayor of Maui County.As of the third printout at 9:37 p.m., Victorino had 26,227 votes, or 54.1 percent, to Council Member Elle Cochran’s 20,956 votes, or 43.3 percent, with all but one precinct reporting.
-Maui News, November 6, 2018 See Story here
Mike Victorino Claims Victory as Mayor of Maui County For Most of Election Night
-- Mike Victorino held onto the lead. And then, the third print out. "I've gone from cautious optimism to optimism," said Mayor-elect Mike Victorino. Even without one Maui precinct reporting, Victorino claimed victory. And by the end of the night -- he won by roughly 5 thousand votes -- becoming Maui's new mayor. He replaces Alan Arakawa, who supported him through the race.
- KITV4 News, November 6, 2018 See Story here