By Richard Borreca
Souki, 77, is a Realtor and is starting his 27th year in the state House, representing the Waihee-Wailuku district.
He has served six years as Speaker of the House and six years as Finance Committee chairman.
Souki said his experience makes him “someone who has a lot to offer the next governor.”
“And I have done everything else,” Souki said.
Souki said his decision would be based on what union support his trial balloon gets this summer.
If a campaign for LG does not develop, Souki said he would run for reelection.
Already Sen. Gary Hooser said he is running, Sen. Norman Sakamoto and Sen. Bob Bunda say they are considering the run. City Councilmen Donavan Dela Cruz and Rod Tam are also running.