2022 candidate interview: Duke Aiona for Hawaiʻi governor
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James "Duke" Aiona, a former lieutenant governor under then-Gov. Linda Lingle, is campaigning to lead Hawaiʻi as its next governor. Also a retired state judge, Aiona says he still handles some law cases and teaches. The Conversation spoke with the Republican candidate about his return to politics.
Aiona is running in the primary against fellow GOP candidates Heidi Tsuneyoshi and BJ Penn. The Conversation hopes to hear from them next week.
This interview aired on The Conversation on Aug. 4, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.