The Democrat representing Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, Ed Case, used Father’s Day as the occasion to let folks know he’d like another two-year term in Congress.

“With the filing deadline for the 2021-22 term just a year away, this is as good a time as any to confirm my candidacy and prepare for next year,” Case said in a press release Sunday.

Case entered the 2018 contest on the very last day allowed for filing. He prevailed in a crowded Democrat primary with a plurality of the vote and easily defeated Republican Cam Cavasso in November.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, poses with U.S. Rep. Ed Case and his wife, Audrey Nakamura, at the U.S. Capitol shortly after he was sworn in in early January 2019.

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In his press release Sunday the congressman said he is fulfilling his “mission” to provide national leadership “on the critical issues of our times,” to assure that Hawaii is well represented in Washington, D.C., and to stay in touch with constituents and assist individual concerns.

Case is also asking for campaign donations.

There are at present no other declared candidates for the 1st District, which covers urban Oahu.

Case represented Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District seat, which covers the remainder of Oahu and the neighbor islands, from late 2002 until early 2007.

State Sen. Kai Kahale, a Democrat from Hilo, is running for the 2nd District seat.

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who currently holds that seat, is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for president and has not indicated whether she will also run for her congressional seat again in 2020, as is allowed.

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