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Mayor of Kauai

The Mayor of Kauaʻi is the chief executive officer of the County of Kauaʻi in the state of Hawaiʻi. He or she has municipal jurisdiction over the islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. was elected on November 4, 2008 as the Mayor of Kaua'i over JoAnn A. Yukimura, Kauai's Mayor from 1988-1992, with 15,857 votes out of 40,323 registered votors in the County of Kaua'i. The Mayor of Kauaʻi is the successor of the Royal Governors of Kauaʻi of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

The most recent previous Mayor of Kauai, Bryan J. Baptiste, served from 2002 until his death on June 22, 2008. Bill "Kaipo" Asing was sworn as acting Mayor on July 17, 2008,[1] until a special election could be held to fill the remaining two years of Baptiste's term.

Bernard Carvalho was elected on November 4, 2008 to complete the remaining two years of Baptiste's unexpired term.[2]

List of Mayors of Kauai

Mayor Term Begins Term Ends Notes
Antone Vidinha 1969 1972 First Mayor of Kauai; served two consecutive terms (1969-1970, 1971-1972).[3] Defeated for re-election in 1972.[4]
Francis M. F. Ching[5] 1972 1974
Eduardo Malapit 1974 1982
Tony Kunimura 1982 1988[6]
JoAnn Yukimura 1988 December 1994
Maryanne Kusaka December 1994 December 2002
Bryan Baptiste December 2002 June 22, 2008 Died in office on June 22, 2008
Gary Heu June 22, 2008 July 17, 2008 Baptiste's administrative assistant who served as Acting Mayor from Baptiste's death until Asing was sworn in as interim Mayor on July 17, 2008.[1]
Kaipo Asing July 17, 2008 December 1, 2008 Elected interim Mayor by the Kauai County Council until the special election to fill the remainder of Baptiste's unexpired term.[1]
Bernard Carvalho December 1, 2008 Present


  1. ^ a b c "Asing will be sworn in as Kauai mayor today".  
  2. ^ "Carvalho to face LaBedz in general election".  
  3. ^ Soboleski, Hank (2008-11-07). "Island History: Mayor Antone Kona Vidinha".  
  4. ^ Soboleski, Hank (2008-07-25). "Island History: Mayor Vidinha And The Haleko Shops Ghost".  
  5. ^ Soboleski, Hank (2008-10-17). "Island History for Friday, October 17, 2008: Mayor Francis M. F. Ching".  
  6. ^ "Late Mayor Tony Kunimura to be memorialized with bronze bust".  

External links

  • " Kaua'i County 2008 Election Report," Kaua'i County Elections Division January 24, 2009.
  • Kauai mayor Bryan Baptiste dies [1] June 23, 2008.

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