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Djou endorsed by 3 council members in race for mayor

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu mayoral candidate Charles Djou got two major cross-party endorsements on Thursday.

City Council Chair Ernie Martin and city councilman Trevor Ozawa announced they are supporting the republican.

Both cite concerns over the rail project and say they feel they've been ignored over the years by Mayor Kirk Caldwell, who is running for re-election.

"It's a breath of fresh air that a candidate is actually reaching out to me, to the city council to ask me what issues are going on," said councilman Trevor Ozawa. "[He asks] How we can help. Should [he] get elected, what do you see as the top priority? And that's never happened with the mayor."

Djou was also endorsed in June by former governor Ben Cayetano, city council member Ann Kobayashi and former federal judge Walter Heen.

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