Candidates for State Party Chair & Century Club 4/02/03

The following Democrats have applied for the position of Hawaii State Democratic Party Chairperson before the filing deadline on March 31st, 2003 :

Alex Santiago

Cindy Rasmussen

Martin Rice

Jimmy Toyama

Robert Tokioka, III.

Mike Abe


Robert Tokioka, III and Mike Abe, who have both joined the Party within the past year, may not meet the requirements of the Party Rules which states that one year of Party Membership is required for the position.


So far, Alex Santiago and Cindy Rasmussen, along with Jill Tokuda have confirmed that they will be attending the Maui Democratic Century Club Luncheon on April 2nd.


Please try to attend this important Lunch Meeting, which will have great impact on the future of Hawaii ’s Democratic Party.


Also at the April 2nd, 2003 Maui Democratic Party Luncheon, Maui County Committee Chair Jonathan Starr and State Party Executive Director Jill Tokuda will present longtime Maui Democratic stalwart Richard Kibbe with the special Service Award that was bestowed upon him at the 2002 State Democratic Party Convention. Please join us in honoring a fine individual who has contributed many decades of service to the Maui Community.



Jonathan Starr , President, The Maui Democratic Century Club; P.O. Box 20 , Wailuku , HI 96793 249-0032 email:



The Maui News

Saturday, March 29th, 2003

Century Club to Review Party Chair Candidates

WAIKAPU – Hawaii Democratic Party Executive Director Jill Tokuda will join members of the Maui Democratic Century Club for a review of applicants for state party chair at a session scheduled for Wednesday at the Maui Tropical Plantation. The State Central Committee is accepting applications through Monday for an individual to succeed Lorraine Akiba as party chair. While party leaders do not know who the applicants are, Maui Party Chairman Jonathan Starr said “We do know it will be an interesting and diverse group of Democratic leaders form around the state.”

Tokuda, who was appointed party executive director on March 8, will meet with the Maui organization for a luncheon session from noon to 1:30 pm. The lunch is $10 for Century Club members and $15 for nonmembers.

For information, call Starr at 249-0032 or email to