An Oct. 2 letter writer claims Rep. George Fontaine lies about working well with Sen. Roz Baker, passed zero laws, secured zero dollars funding for Kihei high school and that "our money" is going toward his TV show.
Fontaine and Baker work well together, to say otherwise insults both legislators.
The Kihei high school environmental impact statement is currently on Gov. Neil Abercrombie's desk for review.
Fontaine co-introduced 191 bills, nine of these measures became law. He co-sponsored 103 measures, of which three became law. The television program uses no tax dollars.
The portrait of an experienced Kaniela Ing as a college graduate, a legislator's aide, sitting on boards and being at the U.S. Capitol describes Ing as a follower, not an experienced leader.
The letter writer criticizes Fontaine for saying he's "a community man," and adamantly states, "that's where he should be. Ing's place is the Capitol working for South Maui through public policy."
As a community-involved man, Fontaine has been responsible for purging drug crimes in neighborhoods, has actively improved Lokelani Intermediate School grounds, founded Kihei citizens patrol and taught at Maui Community College. As a district governor and now honored member of Rotary International, he always included South Maui in humanitarian projects, he served as a board member for Na Hale O Maui to provide affordable housing and much more.
Over 25 years, Fontaine kept in close touch with South Maui's needs, making him a knowledgeable leader and accessible statesman.