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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Duke Aiona: I will not run for Congress in 2012, will Decide on 2014 Gubernatorial Run
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 9:13 PM :: 6647 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Political (Un)ambition

by James Duke Aiona

I’m deeply humbled by the people who ask me to run again for elected office. I hear the call every day, and it’s worth careful consideration.

I take seriously any pathway to public service. It is a decision that requires the full support of my family and those who would join our campaign.

While much recent attention has been paid to issues at the national level, especially concerning out-of-control spending and the ever-increasing national debt, I have no desire to leave my home in Hawaii and relocate to Washington, D.C.

I will not run for Congress in 2012.

After eight years of service to the people of Hawaii as Lieutenant Governor, and many more as a city prosecutor, city attorney and state judge, I’m right where I want to be – helping to develop Hawaii’s leaders of tomorrow.

As executive vice president of development and recruitment for Saint Louis School, I’m blessed to build on the good work of my mother in education by helping develop a school of opportunity where parents, students and the local community can be a part of the story.

I have always been passionate about education, and I’m proud to be a part of the Saint Louis School ohana.

When the time is right, I will decide whether to run for Governor in 2014. Right now, I’m happy doing my part to help the young men of Saint Louis School become tomorrow’s leaders.


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