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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)

Political Highlights: Hawaii House, 1980-94; lieutenant governor, 1994-2002; Democratic nominee for governor, 2002; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-13; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Born: Nov. 3, 1947; Fukushima, Japan
Residence: Honolulu
Religion: Buddhist
Family: Husband, Leighton Kim Oshima; one stepchild
Education: U. of Hawaii, B.A. 1970; Georgetown U., J.D. 1978
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Readiness & Management Support; Seapower - Ranking Member); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power - Ranking Member); Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Veterans' Affairs; Select Intelligence

Election History
2012generalMazie Hirono (D) 269,48962.6
Linda Lingle (R) 160,99437.4
2010generalMazie Hirono (D) 132,29072.2
John Willoughby (R) 46,40425.3
Pat Brock (LIBERT) 3,2541.8
Andrew Von Sonn (NPA) 1,3100.7
2008generalMazie Hirono (D) 165,74876.1
Roger Evans (R) 44,42520.4
Shaun Stenshol (I) 4,0421.9
Lloyd Mallan (LIBERT) 3,6991.7
2006generalMazie Hirono (D) 106,90661.0
Bob Hogue (R) 68,24439.0
Roll Call Vitals


Hawaii is 19th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.