July 4, 2012

Biography

Born in Honolulu in 1968 and raised in Lahaina, where he still lives and works today, Angus McKelvey is the son of the late A.W. Mac McKelvey, founder of the Sugar Cane Train and developer of the Ka’anapali resort. His mom Joan McKelvey is a long-time small business owner and community activist who helped to raise funds to build a much needed fire and ambulance station in Napili and founded the LahainaTown Action Committee. McKelvey lives in Lahaina and is single.

Full Name:     Angus L.K. McKelvey
Current Office:     State House - District 10, Democratic
Last Elected:     11/02/2010
Next Election:     2012
On The Ballot:     Running, Democratic for State House - District 10
Primary     Aug. 11, 2012
Gender:     Male
Family:     Single
Birth Date:     1968
Birth Place:     Honolulu, HI
Home City:     Lahaina, HI
Religion:     Gnostic Christian

Current Legislative Committees
* Chair, Economic Revitalization and Business
* Member, Agriculture
* Member, Consumer Protection and Commerce
* Member, International Affairs
* Member, Judiciary
* Member, Tourism

Education
2007 --  JD Concord School of Law
1986-1991 -- BA, Political Science, Whittier College
1982-1986 -- Hawaii Preparatory Academy, H.S.
1975-1981 -- Sacred Hearts School

Professional Experience
Publisher, Maui Historical Walking Guide
McKelvey currently works as a publisher of cultural and historical visitor magazines and also works as a pre-press consultant to a Real Estate publication. Until this spring, McKelvey was also a freelance writer covering state issues for the Lahaina News.

Political Experience
Representative, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 2006-present
Aide, Hawaii State Legislature

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees
Member, Maui County Cost of Government Commission

Organizations
Former Member, Lahaina Bypass Now Team 1
Member, Lahaina Town Action Committee
Member, Lahaina Restoration Foundation
Member, Lahaina Rotary Club
 Member, Ma'alaea Community Association
Former Director, West Maui Taxpayer’s Association

McKelvey was a director for the West Maui Taxpayer’s Association and a member of the Lahaina Bypass Now Team 1, positions he has resigned for the duration of the campaign. He is also currently a member of the Democratic Leadership Council and the Lahaina Restoration Foundation. McKelvey is also a member of the Lahaina Rotary Club and also served on the Lahainaluna 175th Anniversary Committee.

Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
McKelvey was instrumental in lobbying for state funds to clean up the algae blooms; helped to develop the Amnesty Bin program and was credited with rescuing the Mala Wharf rest room project from being recommitted. McKelvey also testified in favor of a bill that would have given the state the authority to remove derelict vessels from Hawaii’s reefs immediately and testified for a bill that would have prohibited Adverse Possession claims on Native Hawaiian kuleana lands.