Sam Aiona, a former state legislator and active member of the Hawaii Republican Party, will announce Thursday (Aug. 30) his intentions to seek the vacated Honolulu City Council District 6 seat.
Council races are nonpartisan, but Aiona will be perhaps the most prominent Republican in a field that already features well-known Democrats Carol Fukunaga and Jon Yoshimura.
Aiona will be the 11th candidate to enter the race to replace Tulsi Gabbard. The filing deadline for the special election is Friday (Aug. 31).
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