Mayor Charmaine Tavares' statement on the death of Kauai Mayor Baptiste

MAUI (KHNL) - Maui Mayor Charmaine Tarvares sent her condolences today after hearing about the death of Kauai Mayor Brian Baptiste.  She released this statement:

"This is sad news.  Mayor Baptiste will truly be missed.  He had a pointed sense of humor that made everyone listen carefully to what he said.  We had a wonderful relationship and I will really miss him. My heart goes out to his family as they deal with his unexpected passing. I respected his commitment to the people of Kauai, and his absence on the Hawaii Council of Mayors will be felt by many."