Former state Rep. Andria Tupola announced this week that she will be running for City Council District 1.
The seat, which covers portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae and Makaha, is held by Councilwoman Kym Pine, who is term-limited and running for mayor.
“I love my community and look forward to learning more about city issues and stepping into public office once again where I can make a more effective difference,” said Tupola in a press release.
Rep. Andria Tupola at Civil Beat’s “Know Your Candidate” event, Aug. 2, 2018. She is now running for City Council.
Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat
Tupola was the Republican nominee for Hawaii governor in 2018, losing to Democrat incumbent David Ige.
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