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Tom Berg wins special City Council election

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Tom Berg has won the special election for the District I seat on the Honolulu City Council.

According to the city clerk's office, Berg received 2,308 votes, or 18.5 percent.

Jason Espero was second in the field of 14 candidates with 1,947 votes.

Berg, who ran unsuccessfully for the state House District 42 seat in the last general election will complete the term of Todd Apo, who resigned to take a job in the private sector with Disney's Aulani Resort in Leeward Oahu. He will join four other new members on the council.

Here are the vote totals from the City Clerk:

  • Tom Berg:  2,308  18.49%
  • Jason Espero:  1,947  15.60%
  • Mel Kahele:  1,634  13.09%
  • Bob McDermott:  1,598  12.8%
  • Kioni Dudley:  1,174  9.40%
  • Rose Martinez:  1,128  9.04%
  • Patty Kahanamoku Teruya:  993  7.95%
  • Chris Lewis:  387  3.10%
  • James K. Manaku:  350  2.80%
  • Celeste (Lacaden) Lacuesta:  314  2.52%
  • Matthew LoPresti:  280  2.24%
  • Victoria (Cissy) Yuen:  223  1.79%
  • John P. Roco:  85  .68%
  • Gary Kahinano Velleses:  62  .50%

The clerk's office said 12,534 out of 53,753 registered voters returned their mail-in ballots, for a voter participation rate of 23.3 percent.

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