Kauai County Council - 14 years
14 years experience on the County Council, 4 years as Council Chair. I served for 12 years with the Kauai Police Department, retired from the Hawaii Air National Guard after 21 years of service, and have been a small business owner since 1996.
Affordable housing, traffic and infrastructure. Of course, there are many challenges facing our constituents but these 3 are brought up most. Our comprehensive plans to deal with these challenges can be found on our website at www.melforkauai.com.
Trying to get our fair share of the transient accommodation taxes from the State Legislature. The current cap on these revenues create a fiscal hardship as we try to meet the needs of our residents and visitors on Kauai.
We will strive for an effective, efficient and transparent government. We will employ highly qualified and competent leaders that will work in the best interest of the communities that they serve. We will Keep Kauai Moving by taking action steps that move us forward, rather than get bogged down with reasons why we can't. We will be a responsive government, while being proactive in our priorities that have been defined.
I love Kauai. I was born and raised here and have chosen to remain here to serve our people. I never left this special place, even when other opportunities were available. The affordable housing crisis is personal to me as both of my children have moved to the mainland because they couldn't afford to live here. I don't want others to have to move from the island that they love. I want to Keep Kauai Moving! I want to serve as the Mayor of the County of Kauai.