Kaniela Ing claims that "if we stick to the facts" South Maui Rep. George Fontaine "has passed zero laws and secured zero dollars while in office" (The Maui News, Oct. 5).
It is Ing who needs to learn the facts.
Fontaine co-sponsored or co-introduced several high-profile pieces of legislation, including the Police Memorial and the Move Over Law to protect our first responders. Fontaine also obtained funding for projects in his district, including two badly needed warning sirens for South Maui tsunami protection. Funding was also obtained for a special-needs access ramp for Lokelani Intermediate School and a new portable classroom for Kihei Elementary School.
I think our police officers, firefighters and EMS technicians are heroes. Apparently Ing thinks they are zeroes.
Fontaine works hard for the people of South Maui and deserves our support.