Off and running to the races: Candidates pull nomination papers on first day

Elections workers Kamuela Chandler and Kaonohi Kahele assist incumbent Hilo Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy and Kohala Councilman Tim Richards (L-R) on Thursday at the county building in Hilo, the first day for candidates to pull nomination papers. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — And, they’re off!