Honolulu City Councilmember Charles K. Djou (Waikiki, East Honolulu), a candidate for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, welcomed Ed Case’s declaration that he would run against Djou.
"I enjoyed serving with Ed in the State legislature and I know that he has had a difficult time deciding which seat to run for. I welcome the competition now that he has decided to run for the 1st Congressional district even though he represented the 2nd. My campaign has always been about bringing an independent voice to Washington and restoring fiscal discipline to our Federal government and I look forward to a campaign on the issues,” stated Djou.
Councilmember Djou has raised over $150,000 for his Congressional campaign thus far and has been endorsed by every elected Republican in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, including Gov. Lingle. Of 435 congressional races nationwide, Djou’s campaign was recently ranked the No. 5 competitive congressional race in an article highlighting the “top 10” competitive U.S. House campaigns in the nation by The Hill political magazine.
Djou currently serves on the Honolulu City Council and was the former Republican Floor Leader in the Hawaii State House. Djou is an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii and serves as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is married and has three children. Former Hawaii Congresswoman Pat Saiki is Djou’s honorary campaign chair.
Related: Charles Djou website
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