Chang Raises $158,000 for House Race, Little Of It from PACS

Stanley Chang, the only declared candidate for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, reported raising $158,000, nearly all of it from individuals, in the last three months. 

That brings to $183,000 the amount he’s raised this year, according to campaign disclosure records filed Monday. It leaves the Honolulu City Councilman with $162,000 in the bank to ward off potential opponents.

According to the disclosure records, the bulk of his money came from individuals, including about a dozen who donated the $2,600 limit for the primary election.

Among them were Bert A. Kobayashi Jr. and Ian MacNaughton, managing partners and co-founders of BlackSand Capital.

Among other prominent names: Donald Horner, retired CEO of First Hawaiian Bank, gave $1,500 this period, bringing to $2,600 the total he’s given Chang this year.  Melvin Kaneshige, executive vice president of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, also gave Chang $2,600 this reporting period.

The only PAC money he’s received thus far is $1,000 from State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers and another $1,000 from the real estate company, Alexander & Baldwin Inc.

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— Kery Murakami

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