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Election 2020
City and County of Honolulu Charter Amendments
State Senate District 25

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI Election 2020 features a discussion of the four proposed amendments to the Honolulu City Charter in the first half of the program. The second half features the battle for State Senate District 25, on the eastern tip of Oʻahu, including the communities of Hawaii Kai, Portlock in East Honolulu and Waimānalo, Kailua, Enchanted Lake and Maunawili in Windward Oʻahu. This seat is open because Democrat Laura Thielen decided not to seek re-election.

Vying to replace Thielen are Democrat Chris Lee and Republican Kristina Kim-Marshall. Lee has represented part of the Windward Oʻahu portion of the district in the State House since 2008. He is a graduate of ʻIolani School and Oregon State University. Kim-Marshall grew up in East Honolulu and currently lives in Waimānalo. She is a graduate of the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is in the import/export business.

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