In response to inquiries regarding Carol Fukunaga running for Tulsi Gabbard’s vacated seat in Council District 6, Fukunaga issued the following statement Thursday (Aug. 16):
I am seriously exploring a run for the District 6 seat vacated by Tulsi Gabbard earlier today. Many supporters have encouraged me to step forward to continue serving the people of Hawaii on important issues like job creation, community revitalization and enhanced government services. It’s an important opportunity to serve a broader constituency that has unique community needs.
Fukunaga lost re-election to fellow state senator and fellow Democrat Brian Taniguchi in the primary; the two were reapportioned into the same district. Honolulu City Council races are nonpartisan.
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