Tommy Waters was sworn in as a member of the Honolulu City Council on Wednesday after working overtime to win a special election last month against Trevor Ozawa.

Ozawa had narrowly outpolled Waters for the District 4 seat representing East Honolulu last November, but the Hawaii Supreme Court invalidated that result, ruling that some late-arriving ballots were improperly counted.

Mike Formby held the District 4 post this year on an interim basis.

Meanwhile, Councilman Ikaika Anderson was elected council chairman Wednesday, taking the post that Ozawa had expected to hold earlier this year.

Ceremonial swearing in of Honolulu City Councilmember Tommy Waters.

New City Councilman Tommy Waters greets the audience at his ceremonial swearing in Wednesday.

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