Honolulu’s homeless crisis and the mayoral election

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The election for Honolulu mayor will be held on August 13, 2016 (the primary election). 

If no candidate receives more than fifty percent of the vote, the two candidates who received the most votes will face off again on November 8, 2016 (the general election).

It was reported today that three major candidates will run for Honolulu mayor:

Kirk Caldwell is the current mayor, seeking re-election.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell

 

Peter Carlisle is the former mayor, seeking to recapture the office he lost to Caldwell in 2012 after beating Caldwell for the job in 2010.

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Charles Djou is a former city councilman and congressman, seeking executive office this time.

Charles Djou

Some TV stations have reported that Honolulu’s big rail mass transit project could be the major issue that decides the mayor’s race.  I respectfully disagree.  The rail project is very important, but the homeless crisis is much more critical.

Eligible voters have until July 14, 2016, to register to vote in the August 13, 2016, primary election; and have until October 10, 2016, to register to vote in the November 8, 2016, general election.

Qualified voters can register online.

You can even vote by mail.

If Honolulu’s homeless crisis is important to you, make sure you register to vote and make all the candidates know how you feel.

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