The House of Representatives yesterday approved 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 protection policy."
Coffman represents District 6 – North Kona, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona and Honokohau.