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Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)

  • District: Junior Senator from Hawaii
  • Residence: Honolulu
  • Born: November 3, 1947; Fukushima, Japan
  • Religion: Buddhist
  • Family: Husband, Leighton Kim Oshima; one stepchild
  • Education: U. of Hawaii, B.A. 1970 (psychology); Georgetown U., J.D. 1978
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Hawaii House, 1980-94; lieutenant governor, 1994-2002; Democratic nominee for governor, 2002; U.S. House, 2007-13; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Linda Lingle, R, to succeed Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Personnel; Readiness & Management Support; Seapower); Judiciary (Constitution, Civil Rights & Human Rights; Immigration, Refugees & Border Security; Oversight, Federal Rights & Agency Actions; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Veterans' Affairs
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State Information: Hawaii

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (U.S. senator) Mazie Hirono (D) 269,489 62.6%
Linda Lingle (R) 160,994 37.4%
2010 general (HI-02 representative) Mazie Hirono (D) 132,290 72.2%
John Willoughby (R) 46,404 25.3%
Pat Brock (LIBERT) 3,254 1.8%
Andrew Von Sonn (NPA) 1,310 0.7%
2008 general (HI-02 representative) Mazie Hirono (D) 165,748 76.1%
Roger Evans (R) 44,425 20.4%
Shaun Stenshol (I) 4,042 1.8%
Lloyd Mallan (LIBERT) 3,699 1.7%
2006 general (HI-02 representative) Mazie Hirono (D) 106,906 61%
Bob Hogue (R) 68,244 39%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 71.84% John McCain: 26.58%
2012 : 70.54% : 27.84%
2004 John Kerry: 54% George W. Bush: 45%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 37%
1996 Bill Clinton: 57% Robert Dole: 32%
1992 Bill Clinton: 48% George H. W. Bush: 37%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 54% George H. W. Bush: 45%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 44% :

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