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ICA Rules Hamman/Williams Not Legitimate Candidates for 14th District Race

Posted in Elections,Kauai by Mina Morita on October 24, 2011

Today the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals overturned a Kauai Fifth Circuit decision which allowed the Republican Party three additional days to field a “replacement” candidate (Harry Williams) when David Hamman supposedly “withdrew” from the District 14 State House Race to run for the Kauai State Senate seat.  The ICA ruled that Hamman was never a candidate because his nomination papers were not complete and should never have been accepted for filing.  This is an important decision for future elections to make clear that all candidate nomination papers must strictly comply with the law.

Nishimura v Williams – Decision

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  1. Josh said,

    I’m so glad to hear you were finally vindicated on this issue!

    Admittedly, I wasn’t aware the suit was still making it’s way through the judicial process, but I’m happy you stuck to it and ultimately won the day!

    Hope all is well.


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