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STATEMENT OF MAYOR MUFI HANNEMANN

ON PASSING OF COUNCILMAN DUKE BAINUM

(Wednesday, June 10, 2009) -- Mayor Mufi Hannemann today issued the following statement on the death of Councilman Duke Bainum:

"Like other members of the City ohana, I was shocked to learn of the untimely death of Duke Bainum. I served with him on the City Council, and we vied for the mayor's seat in 2004. Throughout it all, I knew him as a man with a heartfelt desire to help others. In his work as a member of the Honolulu City Council, Duke was a dedicated public servant and a strong voice for those he represented.

"I join everyone in the City and County of Honolulu in offering our condolences to his wife Jennifer and children, as well as to the Bainum family."

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