EDIT PICK: Best (Non) Candidate Who Should be on the County Council, Winner Lucienne De Naie Address: 810 Haiku Rd Ste 113 PMB 208, Haiku, HI 96708 Phone: 808-572-8331 Website: http://www.electluci.org/ We’ve blown this horn before, giving her multiple endorsements and even putting her on the cover, but Maui has repeatedly said “no.” It’s hard to figure out why. De Naie is a tireless advocate, especially for environmental issues, but more importantly she’s smart as a whip, sensitive but tough, passionate, full of integrity and knows her stuff inside and out. Other current councilmembers combine some of those qualities, but none have the full package. De Naie says she isn’t planning to run this year but may consider doing so at some point down the road. Hopefully by then voters will have finally realized she’s part of the solution.
POLITICAL ACTIVIST, Winner Lucienne De Naie Address: 810 Haiku Rd Ste 113 PMB 208, Haiku, HI 96708 Phone: 808-572-8331 Website: http://www.electluci.org/ When the editor of this publication first moved to Maui years ago, Lucienne de Naie was one of the first people he contacted. She patiently walked him through Maui’s political and environmental landscape, separating the power players from the grand standers. Over the next few years, she provided unmatched commentary and insight on the complicated machinations involved in land development on the island of Maui. No one knows this material better than her, and we’re glad to see MauiTime’s readers recognize this.