Lawmakers raise $1,391 for the Hawaii Foodbank

KITV - Apr 18, 2012

The Capitol Idol 2012 talent show at the State Capitol Monday raised $1,391 for the Hawaii Foodbank. Members of the state Senate and House squared off in the hopes of winning the perpetual individual and team trophies. Sen. Mike Gabbard organized the fundraiser and local comedian Augie T volunteered as emcee. The House of Representatives came away with the team trophy, and Rep. Marcus Oshiro performed a number in drag to the tune "I Will Survive" to win the individual prize. "This was a great way to let off a little steam as we approach the busiest part of the session and raise money for a very worthy cause," said Gabbard. "We hope to make this an annual event to showcase legislators' hidden talents." The five Senate acts were Senators Mike Gabbard, Brickwood Galuteria, Josh Green, Pohai Ryan and Malama Solomon. House contenders were Representatives Tom Brower, Cindy Evans, Ken Ito, John Mizuno and Marcus Oshiro.