The stage is set and the showdown awaits as the seven candidates are gearing up to go head to head in KITV4's democratic Congressional debate.
Already supporters are gathering outside the studio on South King Street to get a message out, along with the name of their favorite candidate.
The candidates are polished professionals at the Hawaii State Capitol or Honolulu Hale, but they are also regular people with hobbies and interests that make them seem a lot more down to earth.
"I grow some of our own food, but I just enjoy going out there and getting some peace time in the yard," said Rep. Mark Takai.
He's not the only one known for using his hands, so does Sen. Donna Mercado Kim.
"People look at me often and say I'm really tough, but one thing about me is I'm like a Martha Stewart. I'm really crafty," said Kim.
From the land to the sea you may not know which candidates have spent a lot of time at the ocean.
"I may look and sound like a townie, but I am a country girl. I fished for my lunch and all that and picked opihi," said Kathryn Xian.
"My passion is really the ocean and surfing. I love surfing and I'll never miss a good south swell," said Councilmember Joey Manahan.
For Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson, just looking at the waves is a reminder of a career choice not taken as a lifeguard.
"I look outside my office window a lot on a nice day and think, 'Wow, being outside would be nice,'" said Anderson.
Winning this election would be music to the ears of either candidate, but it's the tunes themselves that are a big part of some candidates' lives.
"I also put together a booklet of my Haikus," said Sen. Will Espero. "I do cartoon and I've written a few songs as well
"Well I do love music and I have to say, I am a sucker for K-pop. So, I know a lot of your viewers are the same way," said Councilmember Stanley Chang.
There are more than these little differences between the candidates and you'll hear why each one thinks they would best represent the state in Congress in KITV4's Congressional District One debate on July 23 at 8 p.m.