Former state Sen. Melodie Aduja plans to the enter the Democratic primary for the Windward and North Shore state Senate district being vacated by Sen. Clayton Hee.
Aduja, an attorney and former deputy prosecutor, represented portions of the district from 2002 to 2004. She lost a close primary to Hee in 2004 after being fined for campaign-finance violations.
Former state Rep. Gil Riviere is also running in the primary.
On the Republican side, state Rep. Richard Fale and former state Rep. Colleen Meyer are the contenders.
Hee is challenging Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui in the primary.