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He filed his paperwork back in December but withheld his announcement until now.
Policy-wise, the five candidates didn’t always agree, but they all agreed that public trust needed to be regained.
Five candidates are expected to participate in the Tuesday debate.
Tracy Yoshimura has asked a federal court to clear up an e-signature issue that has stalled his initiative to oust Keith Kaneshiro.
The federal agent’s attorneys have argued another trial for manslaughter would violate the double jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Former Prosecuting Attorney Peter Carlisle, who introduced Kau at her Tuesday press conference, said he is no longer considering running for his old office.
Under the city charter, Peter Carlisle has been out of the prosecutor’s office too long to qualify for the ballot.
The recent conviction of a former deputy prosecutor underscores the need for new blood in the city office.
In the wake of the Kealoha corruption imbroglio, the issue of integrity will dominate the 2020 campaign.
The City Council cut funding for the facility, a favored project of the Honolulu prosecutor, and now it faces allegations of civil rights abuses from residents.