White to run for Council's North Shore/Central Oahu seat
John White, former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, announced Tuesday he is running for the City Council’s 2nd District seat.
The area encompasses Mililani Mauka, Wahiawä, the North Shore, Kahalu‘u and çÄhuimanu. It is currently held by Donovan Dela Cruz, who is completing his eighth straight year on the council and therefore cannot seek a third consecutive term.
White, an çÄhuimanu resident, said his campaign will focus on jobs, local food and agriculture, and affordable housing.
White, who is making his first run for elective office, also once worked for the late Councilman Duke Bainum.
Born in Hawai‘i, his family moved to Arkansas when he was 6. He returned to Hawai‘i in 2000.