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Elections 2022

Tommy Waters Decides Against Run For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Tommy Waters Decides Against Run For Congress

The Honolulu City Council chairman will instead seek reelection.

Kai Kahele Could Have Trouble Financing His Run For Governor Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2020

Kai Kahele Could Have Trouble Financing His Run For Governor

The congressman says his gubernatorial campaign will be grassroots-funded but he’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from special interests in the past.

Jill Tokuda Formally Announces Bid For US House Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2018

Jill Tokuda Formally Announces Bid For US House

She is running to succeed Kai Kahele, who is running for Hawaii governor.

Election-Year Scramble Looms As Veteran Hawaii Lawmakers Retire PF Bentley/Civil Beat/2014

Election-Year Scramble Looms As Veteran Hawaii Lawmakers Retire

Updated: Longtime Maui Sen. Roz Baker is one of three veteran senators and several House members who are departing this year.

Congressman Kai Kahele Joins The Race For Hawaii Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Congressman Kai Kahele Joins The Race For Hawaii Governor

UPDATED: The Hilo native says he’ll run a grassroots campaign that rejects donations from corrupt special interests. He also won’t resign from Congress.

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2018

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns

The councilwoman hasn’t disclosed that she is getting paid by a candidate who would benefit from her legislation. 

House Rep. Patrick Branco Announces Run For Congress Submitted

House Rep. Patrick Branco Announces Run For Congress

The former U.S. diplomat says he wants to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District for the long term unlike others who have held the seat.

Kirk Caldwell Drops Out Of Race For Hawaii Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Kirk Caldwell Drops Out Of Race For Hawaii Governor

The former Honolulu mayor said his campaign struggled with funding and momentum.

Chad Blair: Ikaika Anderson Plays The Kupuna Card In First TV Ad Screenshot/2022

Chad Blair: Ikaika Anderson Plays The Kupuna Card In First TV Ad

The candidate for Hawaii lieutenant governor talks of “a deep respect for those who came before me.”

Election-Year Scramble Looms As Veteran Hawaii Lawmakers Retire PF Bentley/Civil Beat/2014

Election-Year Scramble Looms As Veteran Hawaii Lawmakers Retire

Updated: Longtime Maui Sen. Roz Baker is one of three veteran senators and several House members who are departing this year.

Congressman Kai Kahele Joins The Race For Hawaii Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Congressman Kai Kahele Joins The Race For Hawaii Governor

UPDATED: The Hilo native says he’ll run a grassroots campaign that rejects donations from corrupt special interests. He also won’t resign from Congress.

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2018

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns

The councilwoman hasn’t disclosed that she is getting paid by a candidate who would benefit from her legislation. 

House Rep. Patrick Branco Announces Run For Congress Submitted

House Rep. Patrick Branco Announces Run For Congress

The former U.S. diplomat says he wants to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District for the long term unlike others who have held the seat.

Kirk Caldwell Drops Out Of Race For Hawaii Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Kirk Caldwell Drops Out Of Race For Hawaii Governor

The former Honolulu mayor said his campaign struggled with funding and momentum.

Chad Blair: Ikaika Anderson Plays The Kupuna Card In First TV Ad Screenshot/2022

Chad Blair: Ikaika Anderson Plays The Kupuna Card In First TV Ad

The candidate for Hawaii lieutenant governor talks of “a deep respect for those who came before me.”

Former Judge Bissen Is Top Fundraiser In Race For Maui Mayor Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2022

Former Judge Bissen Is Top Fundraiser In Race For Maui Mayor

The county’s voters will elect a mayor in November following the nonpartisan August primary.

Danny De Gracia: Why We Need A Member Of Congress Who Will Stay Put Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Why We Need A Member Of Congress Who Will Stay Put

Kai Kahele’s apparent desire to leave his seat to run for governor is just the latest example of a political revolving door.

Chad Blair: A Jill Tokuda Candidacy Could Upend A Race For Congress Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: A Jill Tokuda Candidacy Could Upend A Race For Congress

Tokuda had been planning a run for lieutenant governor but may drop out to focus on Kai Kahele’s 2nd Congressional District Seat.