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Djou ending political career

Charles Djou Charles Djou

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was a shorter stay in Congress than he would have liked, but Charles Djou says he has no regrets.

Boxes and computers were carted out of Congressman Djou's office Friday. He turns the office over on Monday. Those computers and equipment will be donated to charity.

As for what's next for Djou... it is not staying in politics.

"Currently, I have no plans to run for any political office ever again. In terms of what my own personal future is, I'm going to take a couple of months to take a bit of a breather," Djou said. "2010 has been one very very hectic year for myself and my family. My family deserves to have me around a lot more and I'm very much looking forward to doing that."

Among his accomplishments in his seven months as Congressman, he voted to repeal "don't ask don't tell."

Djou also says he got a lot of commitments from Republican colleagues to support the Akaka bill, but isn't so sure his Democrat opponents will be able to do the same.

Colleen Hanabusa will take over the office on Wednesday.

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