Schatz wins Democratic lieutenant governor's race

Brian Schatz
Brian Schatz

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Brian Schatz defeated a field of seven other Democratic candidates to win the nomination for lieutenant governor. The former state representative and former Hawaii Democratic Party chair got 37% of the vote with state Senator Robert Bunda coming in a distant second with 20%.

"This is a great race in the sense that there are a number of qualified candidates. And my admiration for them grew through the campaign which doesn't happen in every campaign. But they are really great people, great human beings and great public servants. Our message of change and also delivering government that actually fixes problems… ... is one of the reason things look good so far tonight" said Schatz.

The results so far:

Brian Schatz                                                37%

Robert Bunda                                    29%

Norman Sakamoto                                     19%

Robert Bunda                                    16%

Gary Hooser                                               11%

Lyla Berg                                          9%

Jon Riki Karamatsu                          3%

Steve Hirakami                                 1%

The second printout represents 95% of the total votes cast.

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