I am announcing that I will be seeking the Maui County Council Wailuku, Waihe’e and Waikapu seat.
After giving this much thought, consulting with my family and at the urging of hundreds of people, I have decided to run for the Council seat in this year’s elections.
It is quite obvious that the ongoing discord on the Council caused by some members is counter-productive and detracts from the work of the people. I had hoped this lack of cohesion would eventually subside and all of the members would find a way to work together. That hasn’t happened nor does it seem likely to occur.
I strongly believe that I can bring a sense of unity, order and collaboration back to the Council. I ‘ve done it before and I can do it again. I am fiercely independent and still have that same high level of energy and desire in my heart to get the people’s work done with the cooperation and involvement of all the members. I have many new ideas about how to tackle the challenges in affordable housing, with homelessness, with infrastructure and all the major issues of today and for our future.
I look forward to having many conversations with as many people as possible to receive input and suggestions for positive solutions.
I am fully committed to giving it all I’ve got to making this race a clean, productive and constructive campaign because all of you, our residents, deserve so much better from our Council.
I humbly ask for your vote and support.
Alice L. Lee