Job: Maui County Councilman
Background: Insurance adviser, Mutual Underwriters; former security officer, Westin Hotel
What is the most pressing quality of life issue, and what would you do about it?
Affordable housing is a very pressing quality of life issue. Our homeless situation is a stark reminder that families cannot find affordable places to rent, let alone purchase. My own emphasis is to continue to develop the workforce housing requirements and make it more applicable and reasonable.
What is the most important issue facing Maui County, and how would you address it?
Water is the over arching issue. As chair of the Water Resource Committee on the Maui County Council, my priority in funding programs and services has been for source development, storage facilities, providing solutions during droughts and ensuring that residents, businesses have affordable safe water resources for a stable economy.