Ernie Martin sworn in as Councilmember

Ernie Martin
Ernie Martin

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ernie Martin was sworn in Wednesday as a member of the Honolulu City Council.

Martin will fill the seat left vacant when councilman Donovan Dela Cruz left to become state Senator.

Martin beat challenger, John White, by just 48 votes, out of the nearly 26-thousand cast.

On Wednesday, White conceded the race and congratulated Martin.

White says he will not seek a recount.

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