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(Mon., Oct. 11, 2010)—Mayor Peter Carlisle took the official oath of office today and became the 13th elected mayor of the City and County of Honolulu.

            “It’s a great honor and privilege to serve this great city, and I look forward to necessary change in the City and County of Honolulu,” Carlisle said.

            Carlisle was sworn into office by Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald shortly after 4:30 pm, in a brief, private ceremony inside the Mayor’s Office. An inauguration ceremony will be held on Oct. 22.

            Carlisle won the Sept. 18, 2010 special election to replace former Mayor Mufi Hannemann, who resigned in July to run for governor. Carlisle will serve the remaining two years of the mayoral term.

            Prior to running for mayor, Carlisle served for 14 years as Honolulu’s elected Prosecutor. He was born in 1952 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UCLA School of Law.


Contact: Jim Fulton, Mayor’s Office, 221-6804