Honolulu District 6 Hopefuls Vow To Repair And Rehabilitate

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Roads, sewers and homelessness. That's what's on the minds of leading contenders for Tulsi Gabbard’s vacant Honolulu City Council seat.

The seat’s district includes parts of Makiki, downtown Honolulu, Liliha, Pauoa Valley, Nuuanu, Papakolea and Kalihi. Gabbard, the Democratic candidate for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, in August announced her early resignation from the seat, reasoning that her successor could be elected Nov. 6.

Civil Beat narrowed the long list of District 6 hopefuls down to the four candidates seen to have the best chances of winning the race: former Republican state Rep. Sam Aiona, Democratic state Sen. Carol Fukunaga, May Mizuno (wife of Democratic state Sen. John Mizuno) and former Honolulu City Council Chair Jon Yoshimura.

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