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.

Tupola told local media that she may run for governor again in 2022.

Council seats are nonpartisan.

Retired Air Force Maj. Kathy Davenport is also in the District 1 race.

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