LIHUE — Milo Spindt, born in Lawai and now a Kalaheo resident, has pulled papers and is running for the Kauai County Council.
“It is my sincere intent to continue working on affordable housing opportunities for Kauai,” he said in a press release. “To solve our housing crisis, we need to solve our infrastructure problems. Specifically we need to fix our roads, wastewater and water systems.”
He said while the population of Kauai has more than doubled since his childhood, very little has been done to accommodate the growth of local families.
“It is essential to work on solutions for these issues now, or our children won’t be able to afford to live here,” Spindt said. “I am also focused on government accountability and ensuring that we continue to have a vibrant and diverse economy.”
His past experiences as a state and county employee and as a private business owner can contribute positively to the decision-making process at the County Council, Spindt Said.
“It is also my hope that we can continue to work with the public, our state Legislature, and private industry to find solutions that work for our community,” he said.
Spindt was born in Lawai Valley and moved to Wailua Houselots as a child. He attended Kapaa Elementary and Island School before moving to Waimanalo on Oahu to help care for his tutu. Spindt graduated from Kaiser High School and attended the University of Oregon where he met his wife, Amy.
In 2011 they moved to Kalaheo to raise their two children. His work background includes 17 years as a real estate broker, working for the Department of Land and Natural Resources as a District Land Agent, as an ambulance medic for AMR, as a firefighter for the County of Kauai and as a soccer and track coach.
He founded of “Housing For All, Inc.,” a nonprofit Affordable Housing Community Land Trust, serves as the Vice-Chair of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Board of Directors, and as a member of the County Council’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.
Spindt said he is committed to “Building Our Community Together.”
There are seven seats on the Kauai County Council. Members are elected, at-large, every two years.