Kawakami posts commanding lead Kaua‘i Mayoral primary

Guthrie Scrimgeour / The Garden Island

Mayor Derek Kawakami greets resident Jimmy Oyama at a campaign event at the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center Saturday.

LIHU‘E — Mayor Derek Kawakami led the pack in the mayoral primary Saturday with 10,921 votes (76.6%), according to early results.