Life after being mayor of Honolulu

Published  5:12 PM HST Jan 12, 2013
Peter Carlisle
HONOLULU -

Life after being mayor of Honolulu. A part of Hawaii politics since 1996, what's in Peter Carlilse's plans now? Although he is no longer at Honolulu Hale, he hasn't given up on politics.

"I love being mayor and I'd love to be mayor again at some point," said Carlisle.

His next step for now is to continue bridging international relations outside the office. He pushed for that at the 110th anniversary of Korean immigration to the U.S. on Saturday.

"I spent so much time going over to significant economies in Asia as well as helping hosting the APEC conference here in Honolulu," said Carlisle.

He plans to do that through the law office of O'connor Playdon & Guben, where friend and former Honolulu prosecuting attorney Mike McGuigan is a managing partner.

"They understand that I want to be able to continue the work that has been started in Asia to enhance it and make sure it goes smoothly forward," said Carlisle.

He's looking forward to being a part of a private firm once again.

"This is a very, very good opportunity for me to get back into the private sector. I think it's very, very important, valuable for anyone who's in government to spend time in the private sector," said Carlisle.

Although he will now be concentrating on keeping and developing  international business relationships. He said he'll miss his time in office.

"There's not a whole lot of people that get to be mayor and be the mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii is about as good as it gets as far as I'm concerned," reflected Carlisle.

He said if he runs for mayor again it will be in four years in the next mayoral election.

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