Hannemann, Chang file election papers under Hawaii’s newest party

Hawaii Independent Party candidate Mufi Hannemann

Mufi Hannemann is now officially in the race for governor.

The former Honolulu mayor filed his paperwork Tuesday with the Office of Elections.

Hannemann, a long-time Democrat, is now running as part of the newly formed Hawaii Independent Party.

He said as governor, he would work to bring the Superferry back to the islands.

“I believe our message this time is very clear. We want a governor and lieutenant governor that recognizes the importance of our Democratic society and respects the input and manao of people,” Hannemann said.

Les chang also filed paperwork Tuesday to be Hannemann’s running mate.

The lieutenant governor candidate worked for the former mayor as the city’s parks and recreation director from 2004-2010.

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