Aloha, Maui County. This is an important election. Please vote! November 6, 2018. We have several great community-minded candidates to choose from. The more of these Ohana Candidates elected into office, the sooner we will see legislation for the health of the people and our fragile environment. Spotlight: Tamara Paltin:
Tamara Paltin researched the Maui County Charter extensively when she ran for mayor in 2014. Her experience as a lifeguard and county worker through many different Maui County administrations and her non-profit work as the President of Save Honolua Coalition and President of the West Maui Preservation Association (among others) gives her an understanding of how the county works, how it could be better, and a first-hand familiarity with the various legislative departments at the county level. Founding the Save Honolua Coalition with Elle Cochran, fighting the developments, getting the state to purchase Honolua Bay, and get it managed, taught her to look for the end results in her work, first, and then reverse engineer them to accomplish the solutions.
Tamara sees herself as a mediator and facilitator in finding solutions that bring everyone together. She says that in our current political climate, while everyone is taking sides, it is the end goal that pulls us all together. She already actively reaches out to legislative decision makers, but holding a county council seat will provide the credibility needed to take a more engaged role using her collaborative leadership style. She plans on talking to everyone on every side of the issue to work towards effective solutions because she knows we have to put our differences aside to focus on what’s truly good for everyone. Tamara wants to see everyone in the county administration becoming engaged in this process every step of the way to make the future we want to see happen. Becoming a council member gives her a front-row seat to working on important county issues such as creating open, transparent government, so we can truly get things done, and putting the health of the environment first, since clean air, water, and soil are necessities for life.