State Rep. Kaniela Ing has his sights set on Washington D.C. Ing, a Democrat, formally announced his candidacy for United States Congress.
Ing has represented the 11th house district of South Maui for the past six years and rallied behind a number of issues including marriage equality, same day voter registration and anti-Trump resistance in Hawai'i.
The 28-year-old is seeking Representative Colleen Hanabusa's congressional seat as she plans a run for state governor.
"I'm uniquely positioned as a millennial, as a young person to commit 20, 30, 40 years to this job...go
to gain influence that we really need to make an impact here in Hawaii as a small state," said Ing.
Last month, Civil Beat reported Attorney General Doug Chin and Sen. Donna Kim could be possible contenders for Hanabusa's seat, as well.
Last year, Ing took a plea deal after he was ticketed for driving his car without insurance.