By Richard Borreca
Former City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi, who is running for her old Manoa-Palolo-Kapahulu seat, has been endorsed by the Hawaii Women’s Political Caucus, the local branch of the National Women’s Political Caucus.
Kobayashi, a former state legislator who ran unsuccessfully for mayor last year, gave up her council seat for the island-wide race. The special election held to fill the vacancy left by the death of Councilman Duke Bainum ends August 7.
“Ann is one of those rare lawmakers who manages to combine fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraint with an unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of all the diverse members of our community. Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity or economic status, you know you can count on her to be fair and transparent in everything she does. We also felt it was important that she has always lived in the district she represents and will hit the ground running in We also felt it was important that she has always lived in the district she represents and will hit the ground running in addressing their needs,” said HWPC president Faye Kennedy.