Honolulu, HI – The Djou for Mayor campaign is pleased to announce that Former Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona has endorsed Charles K. Djou to become Mayor of Honolulu.

“I seriously considered running for mayor to bring real leadership to the City that has been missing with Kirk Caldwell.  Under Caldwell, the rail budget has exploded, homelessness is out of control and the City spilled thousands of gallons of raw sewage on to Waikiki and Ala Moana beach.  Charles Djou is the best person to be our next mayor.  He has the integrity and intelligence to restore trust at City Hall,” stated Aiona.  “I am pleased to call Charles Djou a friend and look forward to helping elect him mayor.”

Djou remarked, “Duke Aiona and I have long been committed to reforming Hawaii government.  I am excited that Duke is lending his support for our efforts to restore trust at Honolulu Hale.”

The Djou for Mayor campaign is building a broad bi-partisan coalition to rebuild honest government at the City and put the Honolulu rail system back on track.

Duke Aiona, a former state court judge, served as Lt. Governor of Hawaii from 2002 to 2010.  Aiona was the Republican nominee for Governor of Hawaii in both 2010 and 2014.  Aiona joins Democrat Ben Cayetano, a former Hawaii Governor and Lt. Governor, in supporting the Djou for Mayor campaign.

This afternoon, Djou will discuss Aiona’s endorsement of the Djou for Mayor campaign in-depth on Aiona’s radio show, the 808 State Update, at 4:15pm, on AM940.