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MHLA Political Action Committee Endorses 2016 Candidates

WAILUKU, MAUI – The Board of Directors and Political Action Committee (PAC) of the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announced today their candidate endorsements for the upcoming General Election.

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is comprised of hotels, timeshares, resort condominiums and allied businesses – all of whom understand the importance of supporting an association that is the 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:

Maui County Council
Kahului Don Guzman
Pukalani-Kula-Ulupalakua Yuki Lei Sugimura
Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu Dain Kane
Paia-Makawao-Haiku Mike White
East Maui Bob Carroll
South Maui Don Couch
West Maui Elle Cochran
Molokai Stacy Crivello
Lanai Riki Hokama

Hawaii State House of Representatives

8th House  Joe Souki
10th House Angus McKelvey
11th House Daniel Pekus
13th House  Lynn DeCoite


“The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is proud to support candidates who we feel would best represent our community and industry 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 billion in spending to Maui’s economy.”