It was also grueling. There were almost too many candidate forums to count, not to mention all of that sign-waving and fundraising en route to Ige’s Nov. 4 victory over Republican Duke Aiona.
David Ige, seen here at a gubernatorial candidates forum in June, promised to do a lot of things as governor.
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But now it’s time to get to work. And there’s much to be done.
Ige’s six-month campaign was filled with statements about what his priorities and goals would be if he were elected. He spoke often of his record as a state lawmaker for the past 29 years and the direction he wants to steer Hawaii as governor.
Here are 10 of the things the public should expect to see from its new top executive, as compiled from interviews, news releases and Ige’s campaign website, which has shifted into a post-election mode.