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Harimoto will forego re-election to Council, run for state Senate

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:07 a.m. HST, Jan 08, 2014

Honolulu City Councilman Breene Harimoto said he is foregoing a re-election bid this fall to run for the state Senate 16th district seat.

Harimoto, 59, is a Democrat and a lifelong Pearl City resident. He represents Council District VII (Aiea-Pearl City-Halawa) and is chairman of the Council Transportation Committee, and the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The 16th Senate District encompasses Pearl Harbor, Aiea and Pearl City. The seat is held by Sen. David Ige who is challenging Gov. Neil Abercrombie for the Democratic nomination for governor this year.

Prior to being elected to the Council in 2010, Harimoto served eight years as an elected member of the state Board of Education.

Harimoto is the executive director of a nonprofit and manages a community center.

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Bdpapa wrote:
Another non qualifier.
on January 8,2014 | 09:20AM
McCully wrote:
Good Bye!
on January 8,2014 | 09:40AM
kiragirl wrote:
Another wannabe.
on January 8,2014 | 09:43AM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
Great. A non-profit and community center guy. In other words, someone who likes to do things on other people's money. Just another democrat in Hawaii.
on January 8,2014 | 10:09AM
islandsun wrote:
Goodbye and good riddance. Hope you loose just as much as taxpayers lost while you did your city council scam.
on January 8,2014 | 10:18AM
McCully wrote:
Good Bye!!!!!!!!!!
on January 8,2014 | 10:28AM
atilter wrote:
oh, no!!! A - B - H!!! ANYBODY BUT HARIMOTO (unless, of course "...moto" can be replaced by "...KIRI!!! as in sepuku!
on January 8,2014 | 11:22AM
Anonymous wrote:
Harakiri, not harikiri
on January 8,2014 | 12:47PM
Anonymous wrote:
on January 8,2014 | 12:52PM
gth wrote:
Good ridance!
on January 8,2014 | 11:49AM
danji wrote:
ood luck breene I am not voting for you. You seem to be a carbon copy of the person you replaced on the council. and in a recent month e was rejected to appointment t a board for finally exposing himself wth a comment on the same sex marriage
on January 8,2014 | 02:55PM
Wahiawamauka wrote:
This is the same little guy that tried to silence Tom Berg. The only thing more ridiculous than this guy getting elected to anything is the ridiculous people who vote for people like him. So sad.
on January 8,2014 | 04:00PM
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