Milo Spindt running for council seat

  • Milo Spindt

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.

  1. harv February 9, 2018 8:49 am Reply

    Sounds like some good ideas, BUT…does he pass the all-important ‘are you local enough’ test? Might be wise to come up with a fake Hawaiian middle name or produce some non-white relatives to vouch for him. Because when it comes to voting, locals vote for locals only. Sad to say.

  2. Steve Martin February 10, 2018 8:58 am Reply

    Milo.. I like your enthusiasm…. We need major change in our how our council works. You like many others emphasize the born and raised speech because you know and understand that it’s a popularity contest and for that reason you only have a chance if your family and friends box is big enough to have a chance at it. I favor changing the way we elect people and hire them through a resume of experience as a professional to do the job. As mr. Kagawa put it… If you can get a seat you hit the lottery. You get to spend nearly two years to get on the job training on how to perfect kicking the can. And the best part with benefits you get the job training for nearly 70k a year no experience needed.. I hope you have a big family and many friends so you too can be apart of a Kauai tradition every two years. Good luck!

  3. Arthur Hernandez February 10, 2018 7:16 pm Reply

    What is your input to our traffic problem her on kauai? Could you be willing to step down from office if you do not make a difference as a council member?
    Arthur Hernandez

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