2022 Candidate Interview: Ikaika Anderson for Lieutenant Governor

The Conversation interviews the leading candidates in the races for governor, lieutenant governor and the open seat in the United States House of Representatives. Click here for the full interview schedule.

Ikaika Anderson, the former Honolulu City Council president who represented the people of Windward Oʻahu, is seeking to become Hawaii’s next lieutenant governor. The Conversation told Anderson why he resigned in 2020 after 11 years on the board and what prompted him to run for No. 2 in the executive branch of state government.

This interview aired on The Conversation on July 29, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.


Editor’s note: After The Conversation spoke to Anderson, Lt. Governor candidate Sylvia Luke released a statement about the attack ads a super PAC began airing this week on behalf of Anderson. Anderson told HPR the ad was not paid for by, or done in conjunction with, his campaign. State law prevents collaboration between candidates and political action committees.

Anderson said, “What is described as a negative attack is nothing more than being responsible for our documented political statements, our voting results and our actions.”

The Be Change Now political action committee purchased over $500,000 in television and radio advertising. The Conversation plans to hear from Sylvia Luke on Monday as she continues election coverage.

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