BEST POLITICAL ACTIVIST
“Oh, no,” Holter said when told he’d been voted Best Political Activist. “It should be Rob Parsons.” Modesty aside, Lance Holter is definitely a Man of the People. He’s chairman of the Maui Democratic Party, boss of the local Sierra Club chapter and a Paia realtor. He’s volunteered for just about every county board and committee out there, and he’s outspoken on issues like affordable housing, open space preservation—especially on the North Shore—the Superferry’s potential troubles and the military’s use of incredibly toxic depleted uranium munitions. And we haven’t even mentioned yet how Holter’s slow growth politics are so solid that developer Kent Smith once physically attacked him at a Maui Planning Commission hearing!
Runner-up: Sierra Club Hawai`i President Lucienne de Naie (AP)