BEST POLITICAL ACTIVIST
Lance Holter is a realtor in Paia who believes in conserving water, preserving land, bringing about public transportation and making sure government is open and transparent. His slow-growth advocacy can be so fiery that once developer Kent Smith tried to choke Holter outside the Maui County Council chambers—a crime to which he later plead no contest. Elected office seems to elude Holter, but all in all, he’s a solid guy to have standing up for you.
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