Brian Schatz running for lieutenant governor
Brian Schatz, the former Democratic Party of Hawaii chairman and Makiki state lawmaker, announced today that he is running in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.
"We understand that Hawaii's government is not working anymore. We need change," Schatz said at his announcement at Kaka'ako Waterfront Park.
Schatz, a progressive who earned some establishment credentials as party chairman, was among the leaders of Barack Obama's presidential campaign in Hawaii in 2008.
Schatz could be the last of the prominent Democrats to jump into the primary.
The field already includes state Senate Majority Leader Gary Hooser, state Sen. Robert Bunda, state Sen. Norman Sakamoto, state Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu and state Rep. Lyla Berg.