Jeanné Kapela conceded the race for State House District 5 to incumbent Richard Creagan on Saturday.

 “Congratulations to Richard Creagan on his victory tonight,” said Kapela. “I’m proud to have run a strong campaign for the State House. I look forward to working with Rep. Creagan to uplift our community, including improving public education funding and increasing prosperity for working families.”

Kapela's campaign said she will remain active in public affairs and continue speaking out for progressive values.

“I’m excited to return to serving survivors of sexual exploitation through my organization, UNITE Hawaii,” said Kapela. “I will continue putting people before profit by fighting to end slavery on our shores and protect our keiki from the perils of human trafficking.”