What about Honolulu City Council Chair Ernie Martin?
Chair Ernie Martin, center, at a Council hearing with colleagues.
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“Despite speculation, likely from potential opponents, I have not made a decision about whether to enter the Mayor’s race,” Martin said through a spokesman Wednesday. “The filing deadline is June 7 and my family and I will make our decision before that time.”
Martin’s name has been bandied about for some time now. Other names include former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona and former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou.
The Aug. 13 primary for mayor is nonpartisan. If no candidate wins 50 percent of the vote plus one, the top two finishers head to a general election runoff.
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