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Mayoral candidates campaign on last day

Ann Kobayashi Ann Kobayashi
Mayor Mufi Hannemann Mayor Mufi Hannemann
Panos Prevedouros Panos Prevedouros
Waipio little league championship team players sign-waving for Mayor Hannemann's campaign Waipio little league championship team players sign-waving for Mayor Hannemann's campaign

By Zahid Arab - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Candidates for Honolulu mayor are making a last pitch to voters heading to the polls.

Mayor Mufi Hannemann and competitors Ann Kobayashi and Panos Prevedouros spent their Friday focused on finishing strong in what's turned out to be a highly contested mayoral race. After a long campaign trail, it's time for a final push towards the finish line.

Three candidates, one race against the campaign clock.

"We're holding signs, we've been walking in shopping malls and greeting people," said Mayoral Candidate Ann Kobayashi.

" I'm ready, I'm energetic, I'm happy, we're optimistic," said Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann.

"I don't know what the actual result will be but we are very satisfied," said Mayoral Candidate Panos Prevedouros.

In Aiea, "Team Kobayashi" flexes strength, as supporters show commuters their solution for the city.

"People realize that there is hope that maybe there is a way to not have a steel on steel or to have a change," said Kobayashi.

Pushing for Honolulu's progress, Panos Prevedouros is hopeful his strong stance on rail is enough to impact voters.

" We got the message out, the public recognition has increased tremendously and we actually have a small chance of becoming mayor outright," said Prevedouros.

The beats were bumping, and dedicated supporters were dancing.

Even World Champ Waipio little leaguers are hoping incumbent Mayor Mufi Hannemann is a hit despite some drama.

"We've been under attack about our record, a lot of misinformation, a lot of falsities out there but people are rejecting that," said Hannemann.

The campaign trail dwindling down, mayor mania is now up to voters.

If a candidate gets 50% plus one vote, they'll win the election outright. Otherwise, the top two vote getters will move on to November's general election.

Visit for a list of times and locations of all polling places.

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