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2022 candidate interview: Patrick Branco for Hawaiʻi's 2nd Congressional District

Courtesy Patrick Branco

The Conversation is interviewing leading candidates in the races for governor, lieutenant governor, and the open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Click here for the full interview schedule.

Patrick Branco, Jill Tokuda and Joe Webster are among the candidates running for the U.S. House seat left vacant as U.S. Rep. Kai Kahale drops out to run for governor. The district covers the Big Island, Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānai, Kauaʻi and non-urban Oʻahu.

First up is Patrick Branco. The former U.S. diplomat has two years under his belt in the state House — representing Kailua and Kāneʻohe Bay on Oʻahu. Branco explained why he is running for the vacant 2nd Congressional District.

This interview aired on The Conversation on July 25, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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