Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona talks election night, future plans

By Oscar Valenzuela - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Duke Aiona is proud of his career, saying not too many people can claim as many public service jobs.

First a family court judge, a circuit judge, then lieutenant governor of the state of Hawaii. Duke Aiona was ready to complete his journey in public service up until the very last moments. On Nov. 2 his attempt for the governors seat fell short.

But he says he isn't going to give up on serving the public and will keep the fires stoked. He's told his supporters there is still another chance come 2014.

He first spoke about the election night results.

"The fact that it ended up being what it was, 17 percent, was a shock to me and like I said disappointed. I have some things right now, what you would call real conceptual ideas of how I want to work with families and youth. Maybe run again in 2014 and it will be for the governors office," Aiona said.

Aiona said his decision to run for governor again will be based on the 2012 elections. He said he'll be looking at his party support, the presidential elections and the success or failure of governor Abercrombie's administration.

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