Honolulu City Councilmember Charles K. Djou officially filed nomination papers earlier today with the Hawaii Office of Elections to run for the special election to fill the 1st Congressional seat vacated by Rep. Neil Abercrombie.
Djou said: “This truly is an opportunity for us in Hawaii to make a difference. Scott Brown showed us that one man and one set of voters in one state can change the course of a nation. Let’s not let this opportunity pass us by. If you believe as I do, that Congress is taking our nation in the wrong direction, that more wasteful spending is not the answer, then vote for the candidate, who has a proven record for standing up against tax increases and government waste.”
“In these tough economic times, we all have to make hard decisions about how we spend our money. We forego the things that we may not need, so that we don’t incur debt that we can’t repay. My plan to stimulate the economy at its essence involves placing our trust in the American people, not government, by reducing the marginal tax rate and the capital gains tax, encouraging small businesses to grow the economy.”
Djou currently serves as a member of the Honolulu City Council and previously was the Republican Floor Leader in the Hawaii State House. Djou serves as an Army JAG officer in the reserves. Ballots for the special election are expected to be mailed out to all registered voters on April 30th.
‘Dylan Nonaka is the campaign manager for Charles Djou’