Mayor of Kauai
The Mayor of Kauaʻi is the chief executive officer of the County of Kauaʻi in the state of Hawaiʻi. He or she has municipal jurisdiction over the islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. was elected on November 4, 2008 as the mayor of Kaua'i over JoAnn A. Yukimura, Kauai's mayor from 1988 to 1992, with 15,857 votes out of 40,323 registered votors in the County of Kaua'i. The Mayor of Kauaʻi is the successor of the Royal Governors of Kauaʻi of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
The most recent previous mayor of Kauai, Bryan J. Baptiste, served from 2002 until his death on June 22, 2008. Bill "Kaipo" Asing was sworn as acting mayor on July 17, 2008, until a special election could be held to fill the remaining two years of Baptiste's term.
List of mayors of Kauai
|Mayor||Term Begins||Term Ends||Notes|
|Antone Vidinha||1969||1972||First mayor of Kauai; served two consecutive terms (1969-1970, 1971-1972). Defeated for re-election in 1972.|
|Francis M. F. Ching||1972||1974|
|Tony Kunimura||1982||1988||Defeated for re-election in the 1988 mayoral primary by JoAnn Yukimura. |
|JoAnn Yukimura||1988||December 1994||First female mayor of Kauai. Defeated by Maryanne Kusaka in the 1994 general election|
|Maryanne Kusaka||December 1994||December 2, 2002|
|Bryan Baptiste||December 2, 2002||June 22, 2008||Died in office on June 22, 2008|
|Gary Heu||June 22, 2008||July 17, 2008||Baptiste's administrative assistant who served as acting mayor from Baptiste's death until Asing was sworn in as interim mayor on July 17, 2008.|
|Kaipo Asing||July 17, 2008||December 1, 2008||Elected interim mayor by the Kauai County Council until the special election to fill the remainder of Baptiste's unexpired term.|
|Bernard Carvalho||December 1, 2008||Present|
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- Kauai mayor Bryan Baptiste dies  June 23, 2008.
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