Want To Run For The Legislature? Better Live In Your District

Reapportionment Commission

It could be up to voters to decide whether candidates have to actually live in the district they want to represent.

And Hawaii could count military just like most everyone else does on the mainland — as residents, according to several measures before lawmakers.

Candidate residency was a contentious issue in more than one race in the 2012 elections.

Calvin Say, the emeritus speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives, was once again challenged in court over allegations that he does not live in the Palolo-Kaimuki-St. Louis Heights District 20 seat he has represented for decades.

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