Ed Case is headed back to Washington, D.C.
The former Congressman was elected Tuesday to represent Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.
Case entered the race five months ago and “it was an intense five months, I’ll tell you that,” he said. “We ran flat out the whole way.”
As of the third printout, Case had 130,384 votes or 70.4% versus Cam Cavasso’s 41,063 votes or 22.2%.
“I really loved this campaign because of all of the contact with all of the great people that we met,” Case said.
Case will be sworn into the House of Representatives on Jan. 20, 2019.
“I’m going to be focused on campaign finance reform, because I think we need to clean it up, and health care, because I think it’s a huge issue with us as a country,” he said.
Case says he sees the new Democratic majority in the House as an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to come together.
“The issue that I’m most concerned about is trying to find a way forward for our country in Congress where we actually try and sit down and work our problems instead of screaming across the great divide,” he said. “It’s not written anywhere in history that you can’t get a lot done just because you have a divided Congress.”
Case says he also wants to hear from local residents on issues affecting them.
Case previously served in the U.S. Congress from 2002 to 2007, representing Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.