Rep. Coffman to Become House Energy Chair
The House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve a
resolution to appoint Rep. Denny Coffman as the Chairman of the House Committee on
Energy & Environmental Protection. He also serves as a member of the committees on
Housing, and Water, Land & Ocean Resources.
Rep. Coffman, who served as the Vice Chair of the Energy & Environmental Protection
committee since the 2009 legislative session, has been serving as Chair in an acting
capacity since the previous Chair, Rep. Hermina Morita, resigned to become Chair of
the Public Utilities Commission.
"I am honored that my colleagues and the leadership team in the House of
Representatives have appointed me to be the Chair of the Committee on Energy and
Environmental Protection," said Rep. Coffman. "Energy combined with environmental
issues are major policy areas in transition. As a full-time legislator, I welcome
the opportunity to help lead our state in developing energy and environmental
Coffman was first elected to office in 2008 to represent District 6 – North Kona,
Keauhou, Kailua-Kona and Honokohau.