After winning the special election for the seat in 2010 and losing two subsequent elections, republican Charles Djou says the time is right to go back to Washington.
The candidate for Hawaii's first congressional seat filed his nomination papers Monday.
"It's for my kids right around me. I'm very concerned as I think a lot of Hawaii residents are that after 60 years of one party rule, we see our cost of living ever increasing. Too many young people are leaving Hawaii in search of jobs and too many of our kupuna are worried about living on fixed income. We have to change Hawaii and Hawaii politics," said Djou.
Djou faces Stanley Allan Levene on the republican ticket.
12 other candidates have pulled papers to run.