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First of all, I would like to say mahalo my family, our team, and all the people throughout our beautiful state who supported my campaign and our message along this amazing journey. I'm most proud to say that we stayed true to ourselves, and most of all, stayed true to the people of Hawaiʻi.

You gave me a reason to step up—so you could be heard—and the bridge we extended throughout our state is now strong, relevant, and will be instrumental to Hawaiʻi's near and far off future.

As we continue to travel the islands attending Democratic Party unity events, the response is still overwhelming. Your support and aloha will continue to fuel our fire as we move our accomplishments forward to new and exciting opportunities.

We gave it our all and close this chapter with no regrets, only new and strengthened relationships and an adjustment of our sails that will continue us to the goal of making a positive impact on Hawaiʻi.


-Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.


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Endorsements? Not from TGI — except for one

The Garden Island

"Frankly, we believe the mayor has done a good job of inspiring the island and leading by example. When Carvalho shows up at an event — and he is at nearly everything — he brightens the room. Mind you, he doesn't have to attend so many community events. He could say he's busy and stay in the office. But he goes, and he makes people feel better. And when you feel better, you do better. There is a reason he was reelected by large margins."

Read the full endorsement from The Garden Island

Primary Election 2018:
The Race for Hawaii's Number Two

BERNARD CARVALHO: I believe the lieutenant governor's office can and should be the people's office. My strength as a leader is bringing people together, and this office has the potential to be that bridge between the people and their government.

As mayor of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau for the past 10 years, I've enjoyed building teams and empowering them to work on practical solutions. Together as a county, we've set footprints to address issues that affect not just our county, but the entire state. I've decided it's time to take those footprints to the next level.

Read the full story at The Hawaii Herald

Super PAC donations draw criticism

Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho raised concerns about the influx of super PAC money in the race to be Hawaii's next lieutenant governor during remarks in the rotunda of the state Capitol on Tuesday. Carvalho is one of five candidates in the Democratic primary for the lieutenant governor's seat.

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Lt. Governor candidates raise concerns about Super PAC spending

Four days before the primary election, some candidates are pushing back against a slew of ads paid for by Super PACs.

The construction union PAC Be Change Now has spent more than $1 million dollars on television commercials supporting state Sen. Josh Green, who is running against Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho , state Sen. Jill Tokuda, former state Sen. Will Espero, and former Board of Education member Kim Coco Iwamoto.

Read the full story at Hawaii News Now

HNN Coffee with a Candidate: Bernard Carvalho Jr.

Bernard Carvalho on Hawaii News Now

Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho, whose profile was raised during the response to the island's flooding disaster, said education and key partnerships are central to pushing Hawaii forward.

See the video and read the full story at Hawaii News Now

Kauaʻi County's mayor determined to revamp LG seat

Bernard Carvalho on KITV

"I can work with any governor. Whoever is governor, we're going to work it! But the lieutenant governor's office- I want to bring value to that office. I want to bring aloha spirit to that office. I want to be the connection. I want to be the bridge."

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MauiTime: Walk Story with Bernard Carvalho

Axel Beers talks with Hawaii LT Governor Candidate Bernard Carvalho on Market Street in Wailuku, Maui.

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Race for No. 2 spot has a lot to choose from

"With this election, the days of the almost-invisible LG may be over, especially if the hugely charismatic, diplomatically decisive and larger-than-life Bernard Carvalho is in office. With Carvalho as LG, no one would remember or care who the governor is."

Lee Cataluna
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Carvalho: A Large Man Who Thinks Big

Dan Boylan profiles Bernard Carvalho for MidWeek Magazine.

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Candidate Q&A: Lieutenant Governor —
Bernard Carvalho Jr.

Bernard Carvalho Q&A at Honolulu Civil Beat

For Hawaii's Aug. 11 primary, Civil Beat asked candidates to answer some questions about where they stand on various issues and what their priorities will be if elected. The following came from Bernard Carvalho Jr., one of five Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor.

Read the full story at Honolulu Civil Beat

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Since 2008, it has been my honor to serve each and every person throughout Kauaʻi County as Mayor. I began my journey as a civil servant over 30 years ago because I believe in the importance of community. Everything we do in government must be done by incorporating the values of Hawaiʻi. As my time as Mayor comes to a close, my family and I have decided that my next step in public service—with your support—will be as the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaiʻi.

'Action with Aloha' is a daily reminder of how our local leaders should constantly strive toward improving the lives of the people they serve through decisive action. Practice aloha by reaching out to members of the community, building bridges and listening. Bring those to the table with the manaʻo to help get things done.

As a husband, father and grandfather, I understand the many issues that face local residents from the cost of living to transportation to education and housing. As Mayor of Kauaʻi County, I understand the administrative work of the Governor and can support the Governor in fulfilling the needs of the people of Hawaiʻi—including all of the islands.

We're all in this together. Like a hukilau—where family and friends work as a team to throw the fishing net out, pull it in and share the catch—everyone can win through aloha.

Please support our campaign in any way you can and make sure to get out and vote!

-Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

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