Charles K. Djou, Republican candidate for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional district, reacted to Rep. Neil Abercrombie’s announcement that he will leave his congressional seat on February 28th.

‘My campaign team is ready and we are eager to bring our message of independent common sense leadership to the voters of Hawaii. I look forward to bringing my views on fiscal discipline and government accountability to Congress from Hawaii.’

‘I encourage the Elections Office to promptly schedule a special election in May and avoid any prolonged delay in representation of Hawaii residents on Capitol Hill, but I am prepared for any date that a special election may be called.’

Djou, a law professor and Army Reserve officer, currently serves on the Honolulu City Council and previously served as the Minority Floor Leader in the State House. A special election to fill Rep. Abercrombie’s seat may now be called as soon as early-May. The special election will be “winner-take-all” with all candidates, regardless of party, running in the election and the candidate with the highest votes declared the winner. Djou is the only candidate in the Congressional race who lives in the 1st Congressional District.

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