BENNETTE Espineli Misalucha, who worked as a TV news reporter and anchor in Cebu City before migrating to Hawaii, was appointed state senator July 9 last year, following the death of the incumbent legislator, Senator Breene Harimoto. Misalucha won the special election held last November 3 and will begin this month serving the rest of Harimoto’s term as an elected replacement. She fills the seat until November 7, 2022, with right to unlimited reelection.
Misalucha will represent Hawaii’s District 16, which includes Pearl City and the world-famous Pearl Harbour. She is one of the state Senate’s 25 members, compared to the 51 lawmakers in the state’s House of Representatives.