City Councilman Gary Okino resigns

Gary Okino
Gary Okino

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Democratic party has accepted the resignation of outgoing Honolulu City Councilman Gary Okino.

The party's Women's Caucus and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus called for Okino's expulsion from the party after he endorsed Republican candidates.

Okino says he endorsed Republican and Democrat candidates who oppose abortion and civil unions.

Okino lost in the Democratic primary to representative Blake Oshiro.

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