|Mayor of Honolulu|
|Years in position||2|
|Majority Leader, Hawaii House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Managing Director of Honolulu|
|Hawaii House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Tufts University (1971)|
|J.D.||William S. Richardson School of Law|
|Date of birth||September 4, 1952|
|Place of birth||Waipahu, Hawaii|
Caldwell briefly held the position of interim Mayor in 2010, when former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann vacated the seat to run for Governor of Hawaii. Caldwell ran for mayor in 2010 but lost to Peter Carlisle. Carlisle served the remainder of Hannemann's term from 2010-2013. He lost to Caldwell and former Hawaii Governor Ben Cayetano in the 2012 primary election.
Before becoming mayor, Caldwell was a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 2002-2008. From 2006-2008, he was Majority Leader. In January 2009, Caldwell was appointed the Managing Director for the City and County of Honolulu.
Caldwell holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law. His professional experience includes working for the law practice of Ashford and Wriston, LLP, in the office of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and as Clerk for former Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Williams Richardson.
Below is a brief outline of Caldwell's political career.
- 2013-Present: Mayor of Honolulu
- 2010: Interim Mayor of Honolulu
- Candidate for Mayor of Honolulu
- 2009: Managing Director for the City and County of Honolulu
- 2006-2008: Hawaii House of Representatives, Majority Leader
- 2002-2008: Hawaii House of Representatives, District 24
Caldwell and his wife, Donna Tanoue, have a daughter, Maya. They live in Manoa, HI.
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