A longtime lobbying presence at the Hawaii State Capitol is considering running for lieutenant governor of Hawaii.
Sherry Menor-McNamara, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, has registered a committee with the state Campaign Spending Commission.
If she runs, Menor-McNamara would run as a Democrat.
“I’ve been having conversations with people from all across the state who have been encouraging me to step up and enter the race,” she said Tuesday. “I’ll be making a formal announcement about my decision in the near future.”
Jill Tokuda, a Democrat and former state senator, has also filed organization paperwork in a likely run for LG. Former City Councilmen Ikaika Anderson and Ron Menor have also filed LG paperwork.
The current lieutenant governor, Josh Green — a Democrat — is widely expected to run for governor next year. Former First Lady Vicky Cayetano is officially seeking the seat, too, while former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, another Democrat, is seriously considering a run.
Gov. David Ige is completing his second and final term in office.
Hawaii’s primary election is Aug. 13, 2022.
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