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Meet mayoral candidate Randy Piltz

By Staff | Jun 17, 2010


WAIKAPU — Mayoral candidate Randy Piltz will hold a campaign benefit on Thursday, June 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maui Tropical Plantation.

Born on Maui to Hattie and Adolph Piltz, Randy’s Hawaiian heritage is linked to the Kukahiko and Kau‘ua ‘Ohana. He graduated from Kamehameha Schools and later attended Dayton University in Ohio on a football scholarship.

After college, he lived in Dayton with wife Norma, daughter Michelle and son Todd for 17 years, serving as a deputy sheriff with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and later as a sales engineer for the General Electric Co.

Piltz returned to Maui in the early 1970s to take over management and ownership of Piltz Electric, a family business started by his father in 1946. He operated Piltz Electric for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2007.

Currently, Piltz serves as chairman of the State Land Use Commission. He is a former chairman of the Maui County Planning Commission. He has also served on various boards, including  St. Anthony School, Maui Youth & Family Services, Maui Hui Malama, Kahului Rotary Club and the Maui Contractors Association, serving two terms as president.

Piltz said he is well aware of the challenges Maui County faces, including housing, job creation, preservation of natural resources, development of sustainable energies, water supply, agriculture, tourism, property taxes, family values, perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture and lifestyle, and improvement of county services at all levels.

“If I am elected as mayor, there will be no more empty promises — just leadership with action,” said Piltz.

Bill Marrs, the owner of Ace Marmac Hardware and one of the campaign co-chairs, stated, “Randy is committed to supporting the small businesses which provide the basis for job creation. With his leadership, I know positive changes will be implemented, making Maui County a better place for our ‘ohana.”

The benefit will feature Hawaiian food, entertainment and door prizes. The donation $10. For tickets or more information, call Ipo Mossman at (808) 442-2518 or e-mail ipo.mossman@yahoo.com.