Bainum’s candidacy leaps to the general election
Don't expect to see Duke Bainum's name on the primary election ballot for City Council.
The city Clerk's Office says he will be on the general election ballot.
Under the rules, if there are only two city candidates, they do not run in the primary election, but move automatically to the general election. Bainum's candidacy and that of state Rep. Kirk Caldwell were advanced, said Glen Takahashi, city election administrator.
But the city clerk disqualified Caldwell from the Council race because he had not formally withdrawn from his re-election bid to his Manoa House seat before filing to run for the Council in July. (Caldwell is not a candidate this year because he had withdrawn from his House race.)
That left only Bainum's name on the general election ballot because it was too late to change the primary election ballot, which was being printed, Takahashi said.