Harimoto Plans Run for Senate

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Breene Harimoto

Breene Harimoto, one of 9 Honolulu City Council members, will run for the Hawaii State Senate in 2014 as a Democrat, specifically for the seat now held by Senate Ways and Means Chair David Ige.

Ige, who represents Pearl City, Aiea, Halawa, Pearl Harbor, will run for governor against incumbent Neil Abercrombie, leaving the seat open.


Harimoto said his past experiences have prepared him to help shape state policies that will determine the future of Hawaii.

Harimoto, who represents District 8 on the council, which includes Aiea, Pearl City,Waipahu, and serves as the transportation chair, is one of the council’s most vocal advocates for the Honolulu rail project.

He also is the head of the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Before being elected to the council, Harimoto was on the state Board of Education for eight years.





  1. AND remember the clash between Berg and Harimoto when they were debating the city's controversial plan to construct a 20-mile $5.3 billion elevated steel on steel rail system from Kapolei to Honolulu. Specifically, the city's plan to buy millions of dollars worth of land along the rail line?
    Breene-boy was intimidated by Berg to call HPD…..what a wimp.

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