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Maui Rep. Ing announces run for Congress

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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.

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