Paltin is a longtime activist and Maui County lifeguard. She took her love for Maui, the ocean, and the environment and applied it to a community cause, The Save Honolua Coalition. Her passion took her from an average county worker, to someone who questioned how decisions were made, to a community member actively participating and testifying in County Council meetings. Now she is running for office to champion the cause of “preserving the land and making it healthy.” These kinds of inspiring stories of everyday people stepping up to make a difference, prioritizing the health of the land over corporate development, are what we want in our County Council.
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