John Mizuno

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John Mizuno
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Vice Speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives
In office
2013–2017
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives (28th District)
Assumed office
2006
Preceded by Karl Rhoads
Personal details
Born (1964-08-02) August 2, 1964 (age 53)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) May
Alma mater University of Hawaii at Manoa (BS, Sociology, 1986)
Willamette University College of Law (JD, 1990)
Profession Attorney
Website House website

John Mizuno is a Democratic politician who has served in the Hawaii House of Representatives since 2006.[1]John Mizuno is the first Hawaii lawmaker to ever be recognized as the Legislator of the Year as a freshman. In 2007 Mizuno was recognized as the Legislator of the Year by the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii. Mizuno was recognized as Legislator of the Year in 2009 by the Hawaii Psychological Association and in 2010 Mizuno was awarded the Legislator of the Year title by the United States Humane Society. He served as a House Majority Whip from 2011 until 2013 and as Vice Speaker of the House from 2013 to 2017. In 2017 Representative John Mizuno became the Chairman of the newly formed super committee of Health and Human Services. This was the first time in the history of the House of Representatives that the Health Committee has ever been combined with the Human Services Committee. Mizuno is the former chair of the Human Services Committee (2009-2012).[2] Prior to winning elective office, Mizuno was an administrative law judge in California (1992-1998), a special investigator in Hawaii (1998-2003), and a legislative staff member for the House of Representatives (2003-2006).[3] He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Willamette University College of Law.

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