The County Council is composed of nine members. The Council is a legislative and policy-making body for Maui and its positions are divided by residency areas. All positions are voted upon by all of Maui residents. These are non-partisan positions, which means that political party divides do not matter in this local contest. The council positions are two year positions. 

In November 2020, all nine seats are up for election or re-election, and seven of the nine seats are being challenged, with the exceptions being the Upcountry seat of Yuki Lei Sugimura and the Waikapu-Wailuku-Waihee position of Alice Lee.

Yuki Lei Sugimura (image: Facebook)

Riki Hokama, the current Council Member from Lanai, has not filed for re-election. Hokama has been a Council Member for the last twenty years. This last term was his fifth consecutive term which he is allotted by the current county charter. He was not active for two years in between FIVE sets of two-year terms. Each set of five-year terms totaled 10 years apiece, which enabled him to be an active Council Member for twenty years.

There is a proposed change for the county charter up which would eliminate the term “consecutive”, rendering council seats to be only held for a total of five two-year terms, ending councilship at a sum of ten years in a lifetime.  If this proposed change had been in place, then reportedly Council Members Hokama, Lee and Molina would not have been eligible for this last election. There is also another proposed change for the county charter which would further change the term limits to two four-year terms, for a sum total of eight years as a council member per lifetime.

Three candidates are vying for the Lanai position.

 

East Maui

Contender(s)

Incumbent

Claire K. Carroll (image: Honolulu Civil Beat)

CARROLL, Claire Kamalu

P.O. BOX 164

HANA, HI 96713

(808) 264-0139

clairekamalucarroll@gmail.com

Shane Sinenci (image: mauicounty.us)

SINENCI, Shane

P.O. BOX 343

HANA, HI 96713

(808) 264-8919

ssinenci@yahoo.com

West Maui

Rick Nava (image: Honolulu Civil Beat)

NAVA, Rick

851 KAAKEPA ST.

LAHAINA, HI 96761

(808) 298-3953

rick@msimaui.com

Tamara Paltin (image: mauicounty.us)

PALTIN, Tamara Akiko Maile

110 PUALU PL.

LAHAINA, HI 96761

(808) 870-0052

tampaltin@gmail.com

www.tamarapaltin.com

Snehal Patel (image: Ka Ipu Kukui Fellowship)

PATEL, Sne

P.O. BOX 12862

LAHAINA, HI 96761

(808) 264-9950

connect@joinpatel.com

WAILUKU-WAIHEE-WAIKAPU

LEE, Alice L

P.O. BOX 1606

KAHULUI, HI 96733

(808) 280-0035

aliceleehawaii@gmail.com

www.aliceleemaui.com

KAHULUI

KAIWI, Deb

P.O. BOX 53

KAHULUI, HI 96733

(808) 495-5416

debkaiwi@gmail.com

Tasha Kama (image: mauicounty.us)

KAMA, Tasha

P.O. BOX 503

WAILUKU, HI 96793

(808) 463-2963

kahukama@gmail.com

www.kama4council.org

Carol Lee Kamakona (image: Facebook)

KAMEKONA, Carol Lee

862 MAKALII ST.

KAHULUI, HI 96732

(808) 264-9385

hynmahi@yahoo.com

SOUTH MAUI

Thomas Cook (image: mauiconstruction.org)

COOK, Tom

18 POAILANI PL.

KIHEI, HI 96753

(808) 870-2205

cooksynergy@gmail.com

Kelly King (image: mauicounty.us)

KING, Kelly Takaya

72 KALOLA PL.

KIHEI, HI 96753

(808) 283-1954

MAKAWAO-HAIKU-PAIA

Aja Eyre (image: civilbeat.org)

EYRE, Aja

P.O. BOX 1226

MAKAWAO, HI 96768

(808) 495-1425

ajaformaui@gmail.com

www.ajaeyre.com

Mike Molina (image: mauicounty.us)

MOLINA, Mike

P.O. BOX 1303

MAKAWAO, HI 96768

(808) 264-4859

mjm.mauicounty@gmail.com

Larent Zahnd (image: PBS Hawaii)

ZAHND, Laurent

P.O. BOX 1736

MAKAWAO, HI 96768

(808) 633-3113

laurent.zahnd@gmail.com

UPCOUNTRY

Yuki Lei Sugimura (image: mauinow.com)

SUGIMURA, Yuki Lei Kashiwa

P.O. BOX 901362

KULA, HI 96790

(808) 870-8047

yukilei.sugimura@gmail.com

www.yukileisugimura.com

LANAI

Alberta Jetley (image: mauinews.com)

DE JETLEY, Alberta

P.O. BOX 630601

LANAI CITY, HI 96763

(808) 649-0808

adejetley@gmail.com

www.albertadejetley.com

Gabe Johnson (image: civilbeat.org)

JOHNSON, Gabe

P.O. BOX 631620

LANAI CITY, HI 96763

(808) 559-0980

gabrielforprogress@gmail.com

www.gabe4council.com

Matt Mano (image: mattmanoforcouncil.org)

MANO, Matthew J.K.

P.O. BOX 630211

LANAI CITY, HI 96763

(808) 563-0506

mattmano4countycouncil@outlook.com

www.mattmanoforcouncil.org

MOLOKAI

Stacy Helm Crivello (image: civilbeat.org)

CRIVELLO, Stacy Helm

P.O. BOX 1097

KAUNAKAKAI, HI 96748

(808) 658-0346

stacy.c63@gmail.com

Keani Rawlins Fernandez (image: mauicounty.us)

RAWLINS-FERNANDEZ, Keani

P.O. BOX 935

KAUNAKAKAI, HI 96748

(808) 351-0263

keani.rawlins@gmail.com

www.votekeani.com