Carvalho finishes 3rd, still positive

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    Mayor Bernard Carvalho flashes a smile and a shaka as he waits for Saturday’s primary election results in Honolulu.

It was just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday and the second round of returns had just come in. Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., running for lieutenant governor, was in third place, but he was still holding out hope.

“The numbers are pretty far away, but you know what, I’m looking forward to the numbers being positive for us,” he said from the Dole Cannery on Oahu.

In the latest printout just after 10 p.m. Josh Green had 61,825 votes, Jill Tokuda had 55,754, votes and Carvalho had 38,734 votes. Kim Coco Iwamoto had 28,193 votes and Will Espero has 12,635 votes.

During this election cycle, Carvalho said his team on all the islands worked hard and embraced the people.

“We talked to thousands of people. It’s never over. We’ll see what happens and I look forward to finishing up being mayor,” he said.

Carvalho said his team was staying positive.

“For now we’re focusing on the next print-out,” he said.



  1. MisterM August 12, 2018 11:57 am Reply

    Hopefully, this is the last we ever hear from Carvalho again.

  2. Jerek Young August 12, 2018 1:55 pm Reply

    I guess serving as mayor for 10 years with virtually no real accomplishments doesn’t translate to a LG victory. Is our local government running leaner? Is our local government running more efficiently or effectively? Has traffic gotten better? Is there more affordable housing? How’s our infrastructure (think roads, bridges, etc.)? Do our county parks look better (think parking, bathrooms – um, don’t think bathrooms but ask any lifeguard – any wonder why Lenny finished last)? Any positive movement on overtime abuse among the rank and file? How about the drug problem? Drug treatment solutions?

  3. I saw a Vampire once August 12, 2018 7:00 pm Reply

    Jill Tokuda, Josh Green won on Maui, B.I. and Oahu. Josh lost on Kauai. Truth, Kauai loves UH football. Numbers.

  4. I saw a Vampire once August 12, 2018 7:04 pm Reply

    Advice, if you can go district voting, (7) county council would be about that. Numbers. Kauai still loves sports.

  5. I saw a Vampire once August 12, 2018 7:09 pm Reply

    Pay again? County councilman. For work or food. How much did you Pay? Donations, other campaign money. Still what’s the Pay? Kauai loves sports.

  6. I saw a Vampire once August 12, 2018 7:16 pm Reply

    You lack brains. The job…why did you vote in a UH football former player? Dizzy voters on Kauai.

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