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Lorraine Akiba

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Lorraine Akiba
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Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
In office
June 30, 2012 - Present
Years in position 3
PredecessorJohn Cole
Base salary$90,060
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 2012
Appointed byGov. Neil Abercrombie (D)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California at Berkeley
J.D.University of California Hastings College of the Law (1981)
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Lorraine Akiba is a member of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, the state body charged with regulating the state's utility companies. She was appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D), taking office on June 30, 2012.[1]
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Akiba is an attorney and competitive ballroom dancer. She worked with Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright for 13 years, first as an associate attorney and then partner. She served as director of the Hawai'i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations from 1995 to 2000, and was chair of the Hawaii Democratic Party for three terms. In 2000, she joined McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP as a partner.[2]


  • Bachelor's degree, University of California at Berkeley
  • J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1981

Political career

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (2012-present)

Akiba has served on the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission since June 30, 2012.[1]

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (1995-2000)

Akiba served as Director of the Hawai'i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations from 1995 to 2000.[2]



Akiba was appointed to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission by Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) in February 2012.[3]

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Preceded by
John Cole
Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Succeeded by