Today, I begin the final chapter of a forty-year career of service to the people of Hawai‘i. I couldn’t possibly be more appreciative of the faith and support you’ve given me.
I have no regrets simply because every waking breath has been for you, Hawai‘i. I have given all that I could, every day that I could.
To my campaign team and my Administration, I wish to say “mahalo.” To David Ige, our Democratic nominee for Governor, I say “imua.” I am behind your candidacy with every ounce of energy I possess.
I remain forever grateful for the opportunity to have served all of you. I look forward to working to elect a new Democratic Governor, David Ige.