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Council chairman pulls papers for potential mayoral bid

Council Chairman Ernie Martin (Image: Hawaii News Now) Council Chairman Ernie Martin (Image: Hawaii News Now)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu City Council Chairman Ernie Martin has pulled papers for a potential run for mayor.

If he decides to run, he'll need the signatures of 15 registered Oahu voters. He'll also need to pay a filing fee.

It’s unlikely Martin will actually file for the run until June 7, the official filing deadline, because filing for the higher office would require immediate resignation from the City Council under law.

Martin has still not officially declared his candidacy, although he has often said he wants to be mayor. And he has butted heads with Mayor Kirk Caldwell on several issues, including the handling of the rail project and how the city has tackled homelessness.

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