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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)

  • District: Senior Senator from Hawaii
  • Residence: Honolulu
  • Born: October 20, 1972; Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Linda Kwok Schatz; two children
  • Education: Pomona College, B.A. 1994 (philosophy)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Hawaii House, 1998-2006; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2006; Hawaii Democratic Party chairman, 2008-10; lieutenant governor, 2010-12; U.S. Senate, 2012-present
  • Elected: Appointed: 2012 (1st term); Appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, D, to succeed Daniel K. Inouye, D, who died
  • Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation - Chairman); Energy & Natural Resources (National Parks; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power - Chairman); Indian Affairs

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State Information: Hawaii

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
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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