Everyone’s Aunty Runs for Office!

Honolulu Hale

Honolulu Hale is a busy place these days. I think the clerk’s office, for those looking to register and run for office, needed a revolving door for a while there! The mayor’s race for the City of Honolulu suddenly has 12 candidates (maybe more) running for mayor come November. We’ll talk about that later.

Politics has been, for me, more exciting this year than ever. There is so much going on this year, at both the local and the national level, that it’s hard to keep track!

Aunty Lynn

I must say, it was quite a pleasant surprise to see someone I’ve come to know, to actually grace those same doors of the Clerk’s Office at Honolulu Hale. Lynn Vasquez-Dela Cerna is running for office! To be more specific, Honolulu City Council, District 7.

You know, most of us only think about taking that leap. We contemplate such things and toy with the idea of running for an office such as this but we never go any further. Lynn took hold of the idea and has moved forward. For District 7, this would be a great addition. I’m excited for Lynn and I’m excited for District 7!

This is not someone who sits on their haunches — if there is something that needs fixing, this is one lady who will stick with it until it’s fixed. My comment was that she’s like a “dog with a bone!” She’s not letting go until what needs to be done, is done. This is a lady who will take an issue to whatever level needs it needs to be taken to until it’s resolved!

For more information about this candidate, check our her site! Donations for this campaign can be given at any branch of First Hawaiian Bank with a reference made to Liliha Branch. Checks should be made payable to Friends of Lynn Vasquez-Dela Cerna.”

So, what is District 7? The city defines this district as, “a portion of upper Kalihi, Kapalama, Palama, Iwilei, Sand Island, Mapunapuna, Airport, Hickam, Pearl Harbor, Ford Island, Aliamanu, Salt Lake, Foster Village, Stadium and Halawa Valley Estates.” Unfortunately for me, the district that will appear on my ballot is District 6. So, my vote won’t help Mrs. Dela Cerna. But, if you’re in District 7, yours will! 🙂

Register to Vote

If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?!? Get registered and we’ll see you at the polls! This is an exciting year in many ways, gang. I can’t wait to see what comes out of it all! Politics exciting? No way! Way!

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Let’s Take a Dragon Ride — They Don’t Need Gas! // Aug 4, 2008 at 6:08 am

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  • 2 Bobbie // Aug 4, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Good luck to Aunty in her run from the Honolulu City Council. Aloha from the Big Island.

  • 3 Evelyn // Aug 5, 2008 at 6:50 am

    You know, Bobbie, as much as I love my little district, I wish I could have a say on my ballot too! 🙂 She’s a go-getter with enough tenacity to get the job done and solve some issues for District 7!

  • 4 Auntie Lynn Vasquez-Dela Cerna // Aug 14, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Aloha Evelyn!

    Mahalo for being there with me as I took the oath and became a candidate!! 🙂

    I’ve been busy sign waving, meeting my constituents and having FuN!! The battle has just begun.

    Auntie Lynn

  • 5 Evelyn // Aug 15, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Hi Lynn!

    You go girl! I know you’ll give it your all — when there’s something that needs to be done, you always do!

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