"Obviously I am going to disagree," Oshiro said.
Those in the audience admitted that civil unions will be a central issue in this election, but not the only one.
"I think it's one of the key issues in this district, but I think there are many other issues regarding education or economy. But, I think civil unions will be highly looked at," Halawa resident Brandon Elefante said.
At the end, the candidates differed on another point. Oshiro looked back on what he has been able to accomplish during his time as a state representative. While Okino looked to the future, as he talked about the need for new representation.
Both candidates have been in office for the past 10 years, with each being victorious in elections over the last decade.