The Hawaii primary election is taking place today, and one of the races I have my eye on in the Aloha State is the lieutenant governor’s one.
Current Lt Governor Doug Chin (D) decided to run for the 1st Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D), who decided to primary challenge incumbent Gov. David Ige (D).
Kim Coco Iwamoto, who served two terms on the Hawaii State Board of Education in 2006 and 2010 and was subsequently appointed to the Hawaii Human Rights Commission, is running in this crowded five candidate Democratic primary race for Lt. Governor.
She has been surging in the latest polls, but will she get enough support from Aloha State voters to win this statewide race and the Democratic lieutenant governor’s nomination?
She has been endorsed by one of the major labor unions in Hawaii and Trans United Fund
If she does, she’ll get one step closer to making more electoral history by becoming the first out trans person to win a major party lieutenant governor primary in the US.
However, we won’t find out the results of today’s Hawaii primary election until all the ballots are cast, counted and the totals revealed in the early morning hours of Sunday our time.
You know I’m hoping for that trans electoral history to happens for her.