Hawaii Republican Party appoints Gunner Mench as West Hawaii County chairman


Gunner Mench, owner of Harbor Galley in Kawaihae, has been appointed the Hawaii Republican Party’s West Hawaii County chairman. Mench will serve as the party’s liaison in West Hawaii, and organize a coordinated campaign between local, state and federal candidates, said Pat Saiki, Hawaii Republican Party chairwoman.

“With Duke leading in almost every poll to date and strong candidates in targeted districts on the Big Island, it is more important than ever that we have a leader who understands the lay of land in West Hawaii and can organize boots-on-the-ground,” said Saiki. “Thankfully, Gunner has stepped up to ensure Big Island Republicans are a key player this election.”

Gunner attended the University of Vermont majoring in political science, has supported several political campaigns over the years, and resides in Waimea with his wife, Elli.