Honolulu City Council Chair Tommy Waters will keep his seat, while the Council will see three new faces as of Tuesday night.
Waters easily sailed to victory to keep his District 4 seat representing Waikiki through Kaimuki to Hawaii Kai. He was challenged by Coast Guard veteran Kaleo Nakoa. After the second printout results with majority of the votes counted Tuesday night, Waters secured 74.67% of the votes to Nakoa’s 25.33%.
In the District 6 race, which covers downtown Honolulu through Nuuanu and Kalihi Valley, Tyler Dos-Santos Tam held a lead over his opponent Traci Toguchi. Dos-Santos Tam has taken 53.99% of the vote to Toguchi’s 46.01%.
Two familiar faces to Hawaii politics ran a competitive race in District 8 — former Council Member Ron Menor and Republican House Minority Leader Val Okimoto. Okimoto held the lead with 56.68% of the vote to Menor’s 43.32%. District 8 encompasses Pearl City through Mililani.
District 2, which pitted two political newcomers, Matt Weyer and Makua Rothman against each other. Weyer held the lead as of Tuesday night with 57.24% to Rothman’s 42.76%. District 2 covers Royal Kunia, Wahiawa, along North Shore to Kahaluu.
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