Don Couch for State House of Representatives

South Maui faces critical challenges including affordable housing; a growing homeless population; a too-long-delayed Kihei high school; and responsible development that protects our land, water, beaches, and ocean; burdensome regulations on businesses; and increasing traffic congestion.

We need a representative who understands complex legislative processes and has the skill-set and experience necessary to advance South Maui’s interests. Remember, “The devil is in the details.” It’s one thing to identify problems and quite another to construct sensible and workable solutions to them.

For over 27 years I have served this community, not only as a three-time elected Maui County Council member but also as an administrator, community leader, and volunteer. During my time on the council, I served as chairman of the Planning Committee; vice-chairman of the Policy & Inter-governmental Affairs Committee; and Deputy County Planning Director. I fought for construction of the Kihei Lipoa St. roundabout and was a founding member of Kihei’s Fourth Friday Town Party.

Presently I am Executive Assistant to Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, a position which includes serving as liaison between the county and the Hawaii state legislature.

I’m proud of my record of service and I ask for your support during my campaign and your vote on Aug. 11th.