As one of Alan Fukuyama's staunch supporters, I want to thank all those who voted for him and to encourage you to encourage your friends and family to register and vote in the upcoming general election.
While Alan may not shine because he speaks with a local accent, he is a man of substance and will listen to all. For those of us who support Alan, we do not look at how well he can articulate but how well he will represent our interest as a council member.
What will shine will be his care and concern for the issues that impact on our wallets by fighting to keep government costs down while preserving our right to quality service by our county employees.
What will shine will be his commitment to the communities that seem to be more of an appendage to the Maui plan than an active stakeholder.
What will shine will be his common sense on issues of a strong economy based on smart growth, the need to partner with private industry to create jobs and the need to have our county government truly responsive to the people by applying sound business principles of operations.
Yes, Alan will shine for those of us who are not as articulate as his opponent. Let's make the point that a local accent is not a sign of not being able to assess or evaluate or analyze the issues - vote Alan in the general election.