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Martin, Ozawa Endorse Djou for Mayor
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 7281 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

City Council Leaders Endorse Djou for Mayor

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Honolulu, HI - Several Honolulu City Council leaders, all Democrats, endorsed Charles Djou in the non-partisan race for Mayor of Honolulu this morning:

Councilmember Ernie Martin, Council Chair

Councilmember Ann Kobayashi, Council Budget Committee Chair

Councilmember Trevor Ozawa, Council Zoning Committee Chair

(L to R - Council Chair Ernie Martin, Charles Djou, Councilmember Ann Kobayashi and Councilmember Trevor Ozawa)

"I believe that Charles Djou is the best choice for the Office of the Mayor," stated Council Chair Martin.  "Whether dealing with rail or our homeless issue, I know Charles will bring a different perspective and bold style of leadership in addressing these issues and he will do it collaboratively with the Council."

"I support Charles because I trust Charles and I trust him more than the current administration," declared Councilmember Ozawa.  "First of all, I can't trust that I can even get a meeting with the mayor....  If he's unavailable to even meet with us how can we collaborate and put the people first as he says ...It's not good for the rest of the community... It took me about seven months to initially have a meeting with the mayor when I reach first reached out to him."

"With Charles coming from the City Council he knows how important it is to collaborate and he'll sit down and work at the same table not on my behalf or his behalf but for the people. It's not a game." It's a non partisan race."

"I've never seen a Democratic pothole or Republican pothole. We're not the state legislature we're not congress and let's get to work," Ozawa stated

Councilmember Ann Kobayashi stated, "I am alarmed by the type of campaigning that's going on - the vicious attacks upon Charles.  The same thing happened before, the same candidate - Kirk Caldwell - used false negative ads against Ben Cayetano and the same thing is happening again.  This type of negative campaigning should not happen, that's why I reaffirm my support for Charles Djou," stated Councilmember Ann Kobayashi.


Charles Djou is running for Mayor of Honolulu. He represented Hawaii's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House and previously served on the Honolulu City Council and Hawaii State House.  Djou is an Army Reservist and Afghanistan war veteran.  He is married to Stacey Kawasaki Djou and together they have three children.


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