Civil Beat Topics

Kirk Caldwell

Caldwell Ad ‘Fact-Checks’ Djou on Rail, Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Ad ‘Fact-Checks’ Djou on Rail, Homelessness

Both campaigns accuse the other of being the first to go negative in the Honolulu mayoral election.
Djou Raises Nearly $260,000 In First Weeks Of Mayoral Campaign Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou Raises Nearly $260,000 In First Weeks Of Mayoral Campaign

Incumbent Kirk Caldwell had about $1.2 million on hand as of June 30 while a third candidate, ex-mayor Peter Carlisle, had zero.
In Honolulu Mayoral Forum, It’s All About The Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Honolulu Mayoral Forum, It’s All About The Rail Project

UPDATED: Kirk Caldwell, Charles Djou and Peter Carlisle clashed over differing approaches to the costly mass transportation project.
Djou’s First TV Ad Attacks Mayor Caldwell As Untrustworthy Djou for Mayor

Djou’s First TV Ad Attacks Mayor Caldwell As Untrustworthy

The challenger claims the incumbent hasn't kept his promises when it comes to rail, homelessness and ethics.
Mayoral Candidates Raising Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayoral Candidates Raising Cash

Caldwell, Djou and Carlisle have each held Honolulu campaign fundraisers in recent days.
Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Trade Barbs Over Canceled Debate Hawaii Public Radio

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Trade Barbs Over Canceled Debate

UPDATED: Kirk Caldwell says Charles Djou's nonparticipation "reflects poorly" on him, but the challenger says he never confirmed his appearance.
Honolulu Mayor’s Six-Figure Compensation From Bank Draws Fire Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor’s Six-Figure Compensation From Bank Draws Fire

UPDATED 7/7/2016: Kirk Caldwell's opponents question why he's a director of Territorial Savings Bank. But the Ethics Commission found no conflict of interest.
In Latest Campaign Spot, Caldwell Accentuates The Positive Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Latest Campaign Spot, Caldwell Accentuates The Positive

Honolulu's mayor says he's taken on roads, sewers, parks and homelessness. But his campaign remains quiet on rail.
5 Labor Groups Backing Djou Cory Lum/Civil Beat

5 Labor Groups Backing Djou

The candidate for Honolulu mayor pulls a couple of surprise endorsements, given that Kirk Caldwell has a big list of union backers.
One More Fundraiser For Caldwell

One More Fundraiser For Caldwell

It's the 36th for the Honolulu mayor since spring 2013. His rivals have held hardly any.
Djou Challenges Mayor To Call For Return of Honolulu Ethics Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou Challenges Mayor To Call For Return of Honolulu Ethics Director

The mayoral challenger says Chuck Totto's resignation was "the direct result of political pressure from the administration."
Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says

UPDATED: Honolulu's rail project is facing a $1.5 billion shortfall and Kirk Caldwell says he wants to stop the line — for now — nearly five miles short of its originally intended destination.
Kirk Caldwell