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Spokesman: Kenoi doesn’t plan to run for office after 2016

    Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi said that his county credit card being taken away is sufficient punishment for his history of using it for personal purchases.

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi does not plan on running for any office once his term ends in 2016, says his spokesman Peter Boylan.

He is in the process of closing his campaign account, Boylan said.

Kenoi, who had been considered a rising star in Hawaii politics, was thought to be a frontrunner for governor or a congressional seat.

However, the Hawaii County mayor’s use of the county’s credit card for personal purchases, lavish spending on travel and hostess bars has made him the target of controversy.

Kenoi is being investigated by the county Ethics Board and the state attorney general for his pCard abuse.

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