Capitol talent show benefits Hawaii Food Bank

Hawaii State Capitol
Hawaii State Capitol

State legislators and other government leaders will sing and dance at Capitol Idol II: The Return of Capitol Idol at the state Capitol auditorium on Apr.14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Admission to see the show is free, and it is a benefit for the Hawaii Food Bank.

The winner of the competition is the one with the most votes. State employees that are audience members can donate $1 for a scrip worth one vote. The State Ethics Commission says only state employees can purchase scrips.

The first Capitol Idol was held in 2012. Amongst the highlights was Rep. Marcus Oshiro donning a red dress as Madame Moshiro.

There will be individual, Senate and House perpetual trophy winners as well as bragging rights.

Some of the competitors include:

  • Rep. Lauren Cheape Matsumoto
  • Rep. Ken Ito
  • Sen. Russell Ruderman
  • Sen. Mike Gabbard
  • Sen Malama Solomon
  • Linda Rosen, Director of the Department of Health
  • Keali’i Lopez, Director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
  • Maria Zielinksi, Deputy Director of the Department of Accounting and General Services
  • Audrey Hidano, Deputy Director of the Department of Transportation
  • Keone Kali, Chief Information Officer
  • Joshua Wisch, Deputy Director of the Department of Taxation
  • Jesse Souki, Deputy Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • Blake Oshiro, Deputy Chief of Staff
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