State Senator Will Espero filed his nomination papers to run for Colleen Hanabusa’s seat in the house.
Espero believes his 22 years in the public sector, 14 years in the state government, eight years in the City and County of Honolulu, and 10 years in the private sector makes him a good candidate for the position.
“I feel I have the experience and the bank ground and the skills and the ability to be a strong advocate for the people of Hawaii and be a strong advocate for congressional district one in Washington DC,” said Espero.
Earlier Monday, Charles Djou filed his paperwork to run as a Republican.
Djou held the congressional seat for about six months after winning a special election in 2010.