Hermina Morita

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Hermina Morita
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 14th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Billy Swain
Personal details
Born (1954-09-02) September 2, 1954 (age 62)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lance Laney
Residence Hanalei, Hawaii

Hermina 'Mina' Morita (born September 2, 1954), is an adviser for the Hawaii State House Committee on Finance. She is the former chair of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of the State of Hawaii. She previously served as a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing the state's 14th District between her election in 1996 and 2011, when she was appointed to the PUC. The district includes Hanalei, Princeville, and Kapaa on the island of Kauai. Morita was the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection.

On March 14, 2011 Morita was confirmed as chair of the Public Utilities Commission.[1] She was appointed by Governor Abercrombie and is the first ever female chair of the PUC.[2]

In January 2015, she announced she is resigning from her position as Chair of the Public Utilities Commission.[3] In February 2015, she said she will advise the Hawaii State House Committee on Finance.[4]

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