Maui Hotel & Lodging 2018 General Election Endorsements

September 21, 2018, 9:56 AM HST · Updated September 21, 9:56 AM
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The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announced its endorsements for state and county candidates in the 2018 General Election.

The following endorsement list includes candidates that were supported in the Primary Election as well as those that have been vetted by MHLA for the current election.

“The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is proud to support candidates who we feel would best represent 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 to Maui’s economy.”

The MHLA is comprised of hotels, timeshares, resort condominiums and allied businesses in an association it calls “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: Josh Green

Hawaiʻi State Senate

State Senate District 6: Roz Baker

Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives

State House District 9: Justin Woodson

State House District 10: Angus McKelvey

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: Rick Nava

County Council Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu: Alice Lee

County Council Kahului: Alan Arakawa

County Council South Maui: Kelly King

County Council Makwao-Haʻikū-Pāʻia: Mike Molina

County Council Upcountry: Yuki Lei Sugimura

County Council Lānaʻi: Riki Hokama

County Council Molokaʻi: Stacy Helm Crivello

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