Former U.S. Representative Ed Case has pulled papers to run for the House of Representatives.
The Democrat pulled the papers for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District on Monday.
On Tuesday, his candidacy became official when he filed those papers with the Office of Elections.
The seat is currently held by Colleen Hanabusa, who is running for governor.
A total of seven Democrats have filed to run for the seat.
Case represented Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District from 2002 to 2007.
In 2006, he launched an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate, the seat was then held by the late Senator Daniel Akaka.
In 2013, Case accepted a job with Outrigger Enterprises Group. At the time, he said “this likely ends any further political career.”
The deadline for candidates to file their nomination papers for Hawaii’s Primary Election is Tuesday, June 5.
The election will be held on August 11.