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Inspired to see healthy County Council leadership

Despite the chaos and uncertainty happening locally and globally, I am inspired to see healthy leadership from several council members.

I am so impressed by the emotional intelligence and passion coming from two freshman council members up for reelection this year, Keani Rawlins-Fernandez and Tamara Paltin.

It’s clear that their decision-making process includes plenty of research and complex understanding of the issues, but they also care deeply about the people of Maui and bring genuine aloha to each matter and decision.

Local government needs this now more than ever. These younger leaders are forging a path away from good-old-boys politics and towards creating a health community that benefits us all.

They are deeply rooted to this place and are visionaries for the future of Maui.

I’ll definitely be voting for Keani Rawlins-Fernandez and Tamara Paltin this year. I hope to see more leaders like them soon. 

Noelani Ahia

Wailuku

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