Former County Council candidate will run again

I would like to announce my candidacy for the Maui County Council, Wailuku District. I would really appreciate any support you could donate to our campaign. This is my second time running for political office.

I am asked: Why run against an incumbent? It’s a question of choice. Give voters an opportunity to make an educated decision.

My background of being a Maui police officer and fire captain, and safety director for the utility and hotels, will help me make good decisions for the community.

A master’s degree in education and two bachelor’s degrees give me intelligence to research issues. I have been extremely blessed to be able to serve the community while learning and growing as a person. I look back at the learning curve and want to continue the process.

My current occupation is a small-business owner in the real estate field. You can contact our campaign at 442-6462, via email at and at

Joe Blackburn