LIHUE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Bernard Carvalho defeated sole challenger Diana LaBedz in the race for Kauai County Mayor.
In the final printout, Carvalho led LaBedz with 82.83 percent of the votes. LaBedz finished with 17.17 percent of the votes.
After the first printout, Carvalho led LaBedz with 84.66 percent of the votes. Carvalho held that lead in the second printout with 82.82 percent of the votes.
This will be Carvalho's first full term.
Carvalho was elected in Nov. 2008 in a special election to fill the remaining two years of the term of Mayor Brian Baptiste, who died five months earlier.