Matsunaga files nomination papers for Bainum's council seat
Matt Matsunaga today filed nomination papers to run for the City Councilís District 5 seat left vacant by the death of Duke Bainum.
Today is the deadline for filing to run in the special election, scheduled for Aug. 7.
Matsunaga, a lawyer, is a former state senator. His father, the late Spark Matsunaga, was a U.S. representative and senator from Hawaii.
Former councilwoman Ann Kobayashi also has filed to run, along with labor union lawyer Nathaniel Kinney and horticulturalist Heidi Bornhorst, daughter of former councilwoman Marilyn Bornhorst.
Others who have filed nomination papers include Michael Cain, Wendell S.L. Ching, Gladys Gerlich Hayes, Philmund Lee, Keolu Jacob Peralto, Phillip Rockwell, George Waialeale and Earl Winfree.