Kahului, HI – Neldon Mamuad, CEO of MAUIWatch.com, announced today he is seeking the position of Mayor of Maui County. Neldon “AZD” Mamuad has distinguished himself as one of the most innovative, visionary and dynamic media personalities on Maui.
A former Maui radio programmer & personality, Mamuad is a community leader, entrepreneur and business professional. In addition to his professional duties as CEO of MAUIWatch.com & Director of Event Technology for PSAV Presentation Services, he is also the Board Vice President for Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Inc. focusing on native Hawaiian health advocacy. Mamuad is also a member of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce and the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, he was appointed as Liquor Control Commissioner for the County of Maui where he now serves as its Chairman.
“I’ve had some eye opening experiences with Maui County over the last couple of years and I want to give the people a choice. My team and I are not here to convince the political elite that we’re the better candidate, our goal is speak to the general public of Maui County. We’re looking to engage registered and non-registered voters to be a part of the process to initiate true change which is the cornerstone of the MAUIWatch movement,” said Mamuad. Mamuad continued to say “The seeds of a mayoral run were planted over the past few weeks but my decision to actually pull my papers was made just three days ago. We’re a little behind the curve right now from a political point of view but I’m confident our grassroots approach will resonate with the community.”
This is Mamuad’s first campaign for elected office. He has strong views about the responsibilities imposed on elected officials. Mamuad believes in the simple idea that every Maui County resident deserves to be treated fairly by each other and by their government. He hopes to bring new energy and new attitudes about public service.
Mamuad believes Maui County needs:
-To empower its citizens and neighborhoods to build the community in which we aspire to live and work.
-To keep crime under control, so we are safe in our homes and on our streets.
-To clean up the blight and create pleasant, livable neighborhood communities.
-To increase our prosperity, not through increased taxation, but through the growth of our community.
-To bring our community together in common cause, building on the vitality of our diversity.
Mamuad, 37, has lived and worked on Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i. He currently resides with his wife Julie in Makawao while splitting his time between Maui and Lāna‘i for his role with PSAV Presentation Services.