Excerpts from a statement from Esther Kiaaina, who lost to Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District:
Most recently I was urged to run for the Honolulu City and County of Honolulu District 6 seat being vacated by Tulsi Gabbard. Such fervor was triggered by enthusiastic supporters, good friends, and political observers after it was discovered that I owned a condo in the district. Mahalo to all of them for their spirited encouragement!
In all fairness and good conscience, I cannot run for the city council