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Latest updates from the Carvalho campaign:

Friday, August 10, 2018 12:00 AM

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

Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:00 AM

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:55 PM

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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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:55 PM

Is being nice guy relevant anymore?

"Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho is nice, and then some. There are stories of him trying to walk through big conference rooms at the U.S. Conference of Mayors but being unable to go a few steps without hugging people from all around the country — strangers who gravitated toward him because he greeted them like they were old friends. Carvalho has the ability to disagree without being disagreeable and is always, no matter how heated the situation, gracious."

Lee Cataluna
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:00 AM

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

Friday, July 27, 2018 12:00 AM

Kauai 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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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 AM

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 AM

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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Sunday, July 22, 2018 12:00 AM

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

Friday, July 20, 2018 2:46 PM

New Radio Spot

Listen to the new Bernard Carvalho radio spot:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Carvalho: A Large Man Who Thinks Big

Dan Boylan profiles Bernard Carvalho for MidWeek Magazine.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:00 AM

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

Monday, July 2, 2018 12:00 AM

In debate, candidates for lieutenant governor point to their experience, priorities

Some of Hawaii's most visible politicians are vying to become the state's next lieutenant governor. And on Monday night, five of the top Democratic contenders took to the stage at Kamehameha Schools to make their case to voters.

Read the full story at Hawaii News Now

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:57 PM

State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) Endorses Carvalho for Lt. Governor

The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) announced its endorsement of Bernard Carvalho for Lieutenant Governor at a press conference held this morning at the SHOPO Honolulu Headquarters.


Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:00 AM

Lieutenant governor candidates speak out in Hilo

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:37 PM

All 8 Lieutenant Governor Candidates Together for the First Time

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:09 PM

Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) Endorses Bernard Carvalho Jr. for Lt. Governor

The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) Executive Board, on behalf of State and County Fire Fighters throughout the state of Hawaii, voted unanimously to support Bernard Carvalho, Mayor of the County of Kauai, for the Office of Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 AM

Kauai mayor submits official bid for lieutenant governor's race

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. announced on Wednesday that he officially submitted his nomination for the Lt. Governor seat.

Carvalho was surrounded by friends, supporters and family at the elections office in downtown Honolulu where he signed his nomination papers.

Read the full story at Hawaii News Now

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:00 AM

Civil Beat Poll: Carvalho Ahead In Lieutenant Governor Race

Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. is in front of the pack of candidates running for lieutenant governor, according to the latest Civil Beat Poll.

Carvalho rose to the top with 19 percent of likely voters saying they would cast their ballot for him. State Sen. Josh Green was second at 16 percent, followed by former Board of Education member Kim Coco Iwamoto at 14 percent, Sen. Jill Tokuda at 11 percent and Sen. Will Espero at 8 percent.

Read the full story at Honolulu Civil Beat

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:21 PM

Listen to Our Latest Radio Ad

Listen to Bernard's latest radio ad, a twist on the classic "The Hukilau Song" by some of our talented volunteers!


Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:10 PM

Maui Meet & Greet With Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. This Thursday in Kahului

Maui residents are invited to attend a meet and greet with Kauaʻi Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. this Thursday to talk story and discuss his run as a Democrat for lieutenant governor of Hawaiʻi. The pau hana gathering, hosted by the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi - Maui County Committee, will take place at Kahului Carpet & Drapery from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:45 PM

Kauaʻi Mayor to Announce Candidacy Tomorrow at Press Conference

WHO: Kauaʻi Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

WHAT: Announcing Candidacy for Higher Office

WHEN: Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol (in front of Father Damien Statue), 415 S. Beretania St.

Paid for by Friends of Bernard Carvalho
PO Box 3510
Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766
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