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Fukunaga to run for Council seat vacated by Tulsi Gabbard

  • GORDON Y.K. PANG / GORDONPANG@STARADVERTISER.COM
    State Sen. Carol Fukunaga spoke to reporters in front of the city clerk’s office at City Hall just before filing her nomination papers for the Honolulu City Council District 6 left vacant by the resignation of Tulsi Gabbard earlier this month.
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State Sen. Carol Fukunaga will file today to run for the Honolulu City Council District 6 seat that was created by the resignation of Tulsi Gabbard earlier this month.

Fukunaga, 64, has been in the Senate 20 years representing Makiki, Ala Moana and Punchowl. She lost to fellow incumbent Sen. Brian Taniguchi in the Democratic primary on Aug. 11 after reapportionment placed them both in the same district.

Fukunaga lives in Makiki, but just outside of District 6, which runs from a portion of Makiki to Aiea. She will need to move several blocks.

As of Monday, there were nine people registered to run for the remaining two years on Gabbard’s term. The most high-profile of those candidates is former Councilman Jon Yoshimura.

The Nov. 6 special election is winner-take-all. Candidates have until Friday to submit nomination papers for the non-partisan race.

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