Incumbents favored in lackluster election cycle

George F. Lee / Star-Advertiser House Speaker Scott Saiki was at the podium of the House or Representatives on the final day of the legislative season on Friday, May 3, 2024.

HONOLULU — In an unusually quiet election year, there will be no race for Hawai‘i governor and no serious challengers to either Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi or Honolulu Prosecutor Steve Alm.