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Mayor of Maui
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Alan Arakawa

since January 2, 2011
Inaugural holder Elmer Cravalho
Formation January 2, 1969

The Mayor of Maui is the chief executive officer of the County of Maui in the state of Hawaii. He or she has municipal jurisdiction over the islands of Kahoolawe, Lanai, Maui and Molokai. The Mayor of Maui is the successor of the Royal Governor of Maui of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

The current mayor of Maui is Alan Arakawa, who was first elected in November 2003, voted out of office in 2006, and re-elected in 2010.[1] Prominent former mayors include Linda Lingle, the sixth governor of Hawaii and first woman governor, who was mayor from 1991 to 1999.

List of Mayors of Maui[edit]

Mayor Term Begins Term Ends Notes
Elmer Cravalho January 2, 1969[2] July 24, 1979[2] First Mayor of Maui
Hannibal Tavares October 1979[3] January 2, 1991 Tavares won a special election in October 1979 following Cravalho's resignation in July.[3][4]
Linda Lingle January 2, 1991 January 2, 1999
James "Kimo" Apana January 2, 1999 January 2, 2003
Alan Arakawa January 2, 2003 January 2, 2007
Charmaine Tavares January 2, 2007 January 2, 2011
Alan Arakawa January 2, 2011 Present


  1. ^ "Mayoral candidate profiles for Maui". Lahaina News. 2010-09-16. Archived from the original on 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Maui County Council Resolution 79-96". Maui County Council. 1979-08-03. Archived from the original on 2016-06-28. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  3. ^ a b Perry, Brian (2014-08-10). "Arakawa to face Paltin in the fall". Maui County Council. Archived from the original on 2014-08-16. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Christie (2008-06-24). "Last Isle mayoral vacancy was in 1990". Honolulu Advertiser. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 


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