In an email to his supporters today, Case says, “Sometimes in life it’s just time to start a new chapter.”
He goes on to say he’s joining Outrigger Enterprises Group as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer on July 22nd.
“With this new path, I won’t be a candidate for public office as long as I’m with Outrigger. Since I hope that’s a long time, this likely ends any further political career. But I fully intend to continue to participate in the public life of our Hawai’i and country and look forward to those opportunities.”
It’s too bad.
Ed Case is a good, decent man but he made the mistake years ago of trying to run against Dan Akaka and the political establishment never forgave him and cut him off at the knees.
He also lost all support from Dan Inouye for that and that effectively ended any chance of him reaching higher office.
Running against Akaka was not a smart thing but the price Case paid was excessive.
We wish him the best.