This morning Charles Djou will announce his candidacy for mayor. I support him and I urge you to support him for the following reasons:

  1. The Mayor’s office is non-partisan;
  2. Djou is honest and trustworthy;
  3. He is experienced: 7 years as a city councilman, 4 years as a legislator and one year as a us congressman;
  4. He is a Lt. Colonel in the US Army Reserve, having served one tour in Afghanistan;
  5. He was one of two council members who opposed the rail project;
  6.  He is a graduate of USC School of Law, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Punahou school.
  7. He will seek ways to curb the skyrocketing costs of the rail project and will consider alternatives such as the middle street compromise.
  8. He will move promptly to find ways to alleviate the city’s growing homeless problem;
  9. Unlike Mayor Caldwell, Djou is not beholden to labor unions, real estate developers and other special interests groups.
  10. He will tell it like it is and will not mislead you as Mayor Caldwell has done to the public and the legislature.
  11. Currently, he is the front runner in the polls taken by the Mayor and council Ernie Martin;
  12. He is trusted by and will have the support of key City Council members such as councilwoman Ann Kobayashi and Council Chair Ernie Martin.

Thank you,

Ben Cayetano
Former Governor, State of Hawaii