Like on top of OPA special primary election; general in February

LIHU‘E — The county is 1 move nearer to electing its subsequent prosecuting attorney.

As of Saturday’s election night time, Rebecca “Becky” Like garnered 8,184 votes, more than Shaylene Iseri, who arrived in with 3,645 votes in the county’s particular key election for prosecuting legal professional, according to a initially print-out of success.

Just in excess of 11,829 inhabitants voted in this mail-in election, signaling a 24% turnout.

This is just the first spherical between Iseri and Like, who will both be on the standard-election ballot in February.

Like, who is performing prosecutor, stepped into this current position just after serving as deputy prosecutor for the past 11 decades, and as the 2nd deputy prosecuting lawyer for the very last 9 underneath former Prosecuting Lawyer Justin Kollar, who declared his September resignation in July of this 12 months, leaving about 3 several years still left of this time period.

Kollar served as prosecuting attorney since 2012, when he defeat Iseri for the posture.

Due to the fact leaving the OPA in 2012, Iseri has worked as a family and prison-legislation attorney at her have firm. She formerly served 4 yrs on the Kaua‘i County Council and 4 as the prosecuting legal professional.

The Kaua‘i County Charter states that a distinctive key election need to be held inside 45 days soon after the emptiness and a particular common election to follow, requiring the two elections to consider position. The remaining time period of the county prosecuting attorney is by way of Dec. 1, 2024.

The distinctive standard election will once again be by mail with an selection to vote in person with the mailed ballots. Results will be discovered coming Feb. 26, 2022. Ballots will be mailed on or prior to Feb. 1.

This posting was current at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 to accurate how very long Iseri was prosecuting attorney. It was four a long time, not 8.


Sabrina Bodon, editor, can be achieved at 245-0441 or [email protected]

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