July 22, 2016

Union Leader Damien Kim Endorses Charles Djou

“Speaking with Charles, he didn’t promise me anything—he was honest, he wanted to find out more about what unions are doing…and you know what, it is for the working people, it is for our community. And hearing that from him…having an open door policy, being able to call him…that was the open-minded feeling I had and really appreciate.” – Damien Kim, IBEW, Local …

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July 17, 2016

Community Endorsements

We are collecting endorsements from Honolulu residents in neighborhoods across the island! Feel free to send your video endorsement to social@djou.com. See who has submitted their #TeamDjou endorsement in your community below: Mito & Baybee Ablan Jerry Ilar

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June 17, 2016

DJOU FOR MAYOR ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN CHAIR AND KEY ENDORSEMENTS

The Djou for Mayor campaign is excited to announce that we picked up the support of both Former Gov. Ben Cayetano and Honolulu City Councilmember Ann Kobayashi and that retired Federal Judge Walter Heen will serve as the campaign chair. “My campaign is honored to have Judge Walter Heen head up our campaign and earn the support of Gov. Ben Cayetano and …

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June 16, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: City ethics director, Chuck Totto, has resigned

  The departure of respected civil servant Chuck Totto from the City Ethics commission today shows the breakdown of trust at City Hall under the current administration. I worked with Chuck to strengthen the Ethics Code while I served on the City Council. The administration’s lack of respect for ethics undermines integrity in our government and shows exactly why our …

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June 15, 2016

RAIL GETS WORSE: KHON2 has the story

Yesterday, KHON’s Gina Mangieri covered a story detailing HART’s request to borrow a minimum of $20 million more for rail, this time on the city’s credit. You may recall former Mayor Peter Carlisle saying that this money wouldn’t be needed “unless the moon fell into the ocean.”  Yet another burden that the taxpayers of Honolulu simply can’t afford. UPDATE: After KHON’s story …

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June 14, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Caldwell Under Fire On Ethics Issues

Today’s Civil Beat article, “How Caldwell Has Undermined The Honolulu Ethics Commission” is a must-read. The article details several serious and substantial accusations that Caldwell’s administration actively interfered with ongoing investigations, questions on severe budget slashing of the Ethics Commission after an investigation into the financing of Caldwell’s inauguration party, the attempted silencing of the commission in the press, and the refusal …

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June 9, 2016

Press Conference on Rail

Did you see the headline is today’s paper?  Runaway Train.  In two-words, this neatly summarizes the lack of trust at City Hall and the serious problem our community faces with rail. Let’s get this back on track.  We need to firmly state that we will only spend the money our community can afford on this system, not the unlimited blank …

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June 9, 2016

Ben Cayetano Endorses Charles Djou

This morning Charles Djou will announce his candidacy for mayor. I support him and I urge you to support him for the following reasons: The Mayor’s office is non-partisan; Djou is honest and trustworthy; He is experienced: 7 years as a city councilman, 4 years as a legislator and one year as a us congressman; He is a Lt. Colonel …

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June 9, 2016

Djou Reacts to HART Board Announcing More Cost Increases for Rail

Djou Reacts to HART Board Announcing More Cost Increases for Rail Honolulu, HI – Congressman Charles K. Djou, candidate for Mayor of Honolulu, reacted to the HART Board meeting this afternoon. Today the HART Board and Executive Team stated that the rail project is now even more over-budget than projected just a few weeks ago.  The Federal Transit Administration is …

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June 8, 2016

Lt. Gov. Aiona Endorses Djou for Mayor

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 …

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