Mike White was born and raised in Hawai'i. He spent his career in the travel industry and has been the General Manager of the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel for the past 27 years.
Mike represented the seventh district in the State House of Representatives from 1993 to 1998. In 2010, he won a two-year term on the Maui County Council, serving the residents of Makawao, Ha‘iku and Pa‘ia and was re-elected in 2012.
He serves as the Chair of the Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, which deals with all matters relating to County revenues and expenditures. He has five grown children, and lives in Olinda with his wife Whitney.