Former TV news reporter starts term as Hawaii elected senator – Filipino Abroad

Former TV news reporter starts term as Hawaii elected senator

Hawaii Senator Bennette Misalucha (left) and Bennette (2nd row, second from left) with her classmates at the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu in Cebu City. (Contributed photos)

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.

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