Kirk Caldwell

Kirk Caldwell is Honolulu's mayor.

He received 29 percent of the vote in the August 2012 primary, beating Peter Carlisle who received just under 25 percent. Caldwell defeated Ben Cayetano in a run-off election on November 6, 2012.

Caldwell served as city managing director from 2009 to 2010.

Following Mufi Hannemann's resignation from his position as Honolulu mayor, Caldwell became acting mayor on July 20, 2010. Caldwell hoped to make this position permanent: He ran for Honolulu mayor but lost the Sept. 18, 2010 special election contest to former Honolulu City Prosecutor Peter Carlisle.

After taking some time off after his loss in the 2010 mayoral election, Caldwell returned to work as an attorney for the Honolulu firm Ashford & Wriston.

Caldwell formerly represented the 24th District in the Hawaii State House of Representatives in 2002. He eventually worked his way up to become the House majority leader from 2006 to 2008.

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