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AARP Hawaii to Sponsor Gubernatorial Debate on KHON

Hawaii Gubernatorial Debate

AARP Hawaii will sponsor a live, televised debate on KHON2 with leading candidates in the general election for governor on Tuesday, October 7 (7 – 8 p.m.) The debate will feature Republican Duke Aiona, Democrat David Ige, and Independent Mufi Hannemann.

The debate will focus on issues of importance to voters age 50+ and their families – including health care, retirement security, jobs, support for family caregiving, and long-term care. It will be moderated by University of Hawaii Associate Professor of Journalism Gerald Kato, former editorial page editor Jerry Burris, and KHON reporter Gina Mangieri.

The format will allow candidates to question one another directly. Questions will also be taken from the audience. KHON is accepting audience questions at

For up-to-date information on where Hawaii candidates stand on issues important to you visit the AARP Voter Guide.

For over 28 years, non-partisan voter education has been part of AARP’s mission to help Americans live their best lives. AARP does not endorse candidates, have a political action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. AARP informs its members and the general public about candidates’ position on issues so they can choose candidates that best represent their views and values.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with nearly 150,000 members in Hawaii. AARP helps people turn goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.


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