Best County Official, Winner Elle Cochran Address: 10 Halawai Dr. Ste.1, Lahaina, HI 96761 Phone: (808) 281-7709 Website: electelle.com/
Apparently, more than just MauiTime readers agree that Elle Cochran–who’s been in government a scant two years now–is the best public servant. After just one term of office as a member of the Maui County Council (representing West Maui), Cochran is running unopposed for reelection. She’s the chairperson of the council’s Infrastructure Management Committee and Vice Chair of the Economic Development, Agriculture and Recreation Committee. She was the lone vote against reopening Hamakuapoko Wells, and recently voted against adding nearly 400 acres of potential development near the Makena Golf Course to the county’s future growth boundaries. She’s also endorsed by the Sierra Club's Hawaii Chapter, which makes sense given that Cochran helped found the Save Honolua Coalition.