Barack Obama Endorses Caldwell

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In the race for Honolulu Mayor, Barack Obama today endorsed Kirk Caldwell for reelection.

“Great cities are the foundation of our country, so it’s important that we elect mayors with vision, integrity, and passion for the job,” said Obama. “That’s Kirk Caldwell.”

“I support Kirk for Mayor because he cares about working families and the urban fabric within which they live. He continues to improve the quality of basic infrastructure, and he has been a champion of rail which will be a game changer for Honolulu.

“Kirk demonstrates local values and manages with a local heart. I see the changes and improvements when I come home to Honolulu, and I urge voters to give him the opportunity to finish the work that he has started.”

Caldwell said, “I am profoundly grateful for the President’s endorsement. As our country’s leader who has faced tremendous challenges and victoriously led us through some of the most difficult economic and social justice periods in history, I am honored our President recognizes the real progress my administration and I have made. I appreciate his faith in me and I stand committed to our hard work to move our City forward for another four years.”

Mayor Caldwell faces Charles Djou in the General Election on November 8th.  Mail-in ballots are expected to arrive to those who registered for absentee voting in mid-October, and early voting opens on October 25th.