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Sunday, April 26, 2020
Harry Kim Pulls Papers to Run for Reelection
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 3795 Views :: Hawaii County , Politicians

by Andrew Walden

With no announcement, fanfare, or notice by the media, Big Island Mayor Harry Kim pulled papers to run for reelection, Monday, April 20, 2020.  (Link: Pg 22.)

If he files, Kim will be among as many as 19 candidates for Mayor.

After a series of heart attacks, Kim, 80, had previously expressed uncertainty about his reelection plans.

WHT November 12, 2019 quoted Kim

“I owe it to people who want to run and they should know what I’m going to do as fast as I can,” Kim told Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise members last week. “On the other side, people who want to run because they can do better, I feel that they should run regardless of what I do.”

The deadline to file is Tuesday, June 2, 2020. 

Primary Day is Saturday, August 8, 2020

If no mayoral candidate breaks 50%, the top two will run off on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.


LINK: 275 Candidates File for Election

HNN April 28, 2020: As he grapples with COVID-19 response, Mayor Harry Kim announces re-election bid

BIN April 28, 2020: Kim Explains Motivations Behind His Bid For a Fourth Term for Hawai‘i County Mayor

WHT April 28, 2020: Mayor Harry Kim to seek reelection


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