Mazie Hirono

Democrat for HI-US Senate

Top Issues: Energy, Education, Veterans’ Affairs, Defense, Immigration

Committee Assignments: Chair: Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support; Committees: Armed Services; Judiciary; Energy & Natural Resources; Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Veterans’ Affairs; Subcommittees: Personnel, Seapower; Energy; National Parks; Public Lands, Forests, and Mining; Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights; Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights; Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety; Intellectual Property; Privacy, Technology, and the Law

Major Legislation: Prevention First Act; Youth Voting Rights Act; Digital Equity Act

Election Outlook: Cook Political Report rating: Solid D.
Sen. Hirono is the dean of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation, meaning she’s the longest-serving member. In this heavily blue state, this Senate seat will only change hands if and when Sen. Hirono decides to retire—which won’t be in 2024. 

Years in Office: 2013-present

Former Elected Offices: U.S. Representative, HI-2; Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii; Hawaii House of Representatives, District 22

Profession: Lawyer

Education: BA, Psychology, University of Hawaii, Manoa; JD, Georgetown University Law Center

Did you know?

Mazie spent her early childhood on her grandparents’ rice farm in Fukushima, Japan.