Tamara Paltin announced on Monday that she has turned in nomination papers for election to the County Councilʻs open West Maui residency seat.
The seat is currently held by Councilmember Elle Cochran who has announced her intentions to run for Mayor.
Paltin first entered the political scene as a grassroots candidate and ran for Mayor of Maui County in 2014 against incumbent Mayor Alan Arakawa and received 39.5% of the vote as a first time candidate.
Throughout the past four years, Paltin has continued her advocacy for her community by helping to facilitate community meetings in West Maui with planners, developers and even the sitting Governor.
Paltin frequently testifies before the county council and at the State legislature. She is currently the President of the nonprofit Save Honolua Coalition and works as an Ocean Safety Lieutenant at DT Flemings Beach Park.
“Paltin is a community based, community driven candidate focused on county level solutions to improve our quality of life,” her announcement notes.