by Andrew Walden, April 1, 2022 -- Update June 7, 2022
Honolulu District Two Councilmember Heidi Tsuneyoshi is announcing plans to seek the Republican Gubernatorial nomination.
The recently divorced former wife of convicted cocaine dealer Chad Tsuneyoshi, Heidi
is the only elected official seeking the Republican nomination and therefore is likely the frontrunner will now have to beat former Lt Gov Duke Aiona to win the nomination. Aiona pulled papers June 4, 2022 and filed June 7, 2022.
Meanwhile back in Council District Two, Makua Rothman pulled papers on March 4, 2022. (UPDATE: Filed.)
Makua’s father is Eddie Rothman.
Confused? Read “Interview: Drug Dealing N. Shore Anti-GMO Leader Has 'Penchant for Violence'”
Due to a last minute entry, Makua Rothman may now be forced to split the 'penchant for violence' vote with Chad Tsuneyoshi. Perhaps expecting to capitalize on his last name, the ex-husband of Heidi Tsuneyoshi pulled papers Monday, June 6, 2022 and filed Tuesday June 7, 2022.
Read about Chad's behind the scenes political efforts in previous campaigns: "Cocaine: Another Tsuneyoshi Running for Honolulu Council."
Also in the Council District Two race:
Lupe Funaki filed May 31, 2022.
Racquel Achiu, member of North Shore Neighborhood Board No. 27, filed March 15, 2022.
Matt Weyer, council aide and former deputy prosecutor, pulled papers March 29, 2022, and filed June 3, 2022.