Maui Hotel & Lodging Association PAC Endorses 2018 Candidates

July 23, 2018, 6:46 AM HST · Updated July 23, 6:46 AM

The Board of Directors and Political Action Committee (PAC) of the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association recently announced their candidate endorsements for the upcoming Primary Election.

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is comprised of hotels, timeshares, resort condominiums and allied businesses, all of whom understand the importance of supporting an association that is the voice of the visitor industry. Collectively, MHLA members employ over 25,000 Maui residents. The MHLA Board of Directors and PAC endorse the following candidates:

Governor/Lt. Governor

Governor: David Ige
Lt. Governor: Bernard Carvalho


Hawai‘i State Senate

State Senate District 6: Roz Baker
State Senate District 7: Kalani English

Hawai‘i State House of Representatives

State House District 8: Troy Hashimoto
State House District 9: Justin Woodson
State House District 11: Don Couch State
House District 12: Kyle Yamashita
State House District 13: Lynn DeCoite

Maui Mayor

Maui Mayor : Michael Victorino

Maui County Council

County Council East Maui: Claire Carroll
County Council West Maui: Ernest Kanamu Balinbin
County Council Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu: Alice Lee
County Council Kahului: Alan Arakawa
County Council South Maui: Kelly King
County Council Makwao-Haiku-Paia: Mike Molina County Council Upcountry: Yuki Lei SugimuraCounty Council Lana’i: Riki Hokama
County Council Molokai: Stacy Helm Crivello

“The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is proud to support candidates who we feel would bestrepresent our industry and employees at the State and County levels,” said Lisa Paulson, Executive Director. “As tourism is the economic driver for Maui County, it is critical that we have elected officials who understand the importance of supporting the industry that directly provides jobs for nearly 40% of Maui residents and brings in over $4.7 billion in spending toMaui’s economy.”

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA) is a nonprofit organization that was founded in1987 to advocate for the Visitor Industry. MHLA represents Maui County’s visitor industry onpolicymaking and industry-related issues on the county and state government levels; and servesas the industry’s liaison to the general public. The organization also provides educational opportunities via the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and scholarships for UH Maui College students; and benefits the community via the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Excellence in Education golf tournament and Kupuna Dinner.

For additional information, contact MHLA at (808) 244-8625 or [email protected]



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