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Sen. Mazie Hirono

Democrat  •  Hawaii  •  1st Term  •  Sworn In 2013
Current Term 2013 - 2019 View All

Hirono was born on November 3, 1947 in Fukushima, Japan. At age seven, her mother brought her to Hawaii as she fled an abusive marriage. Hirono became a naturalized citizen in 1959. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University.
After graduating, she served as a Deputy Attorney General then practiced law in the private sector.

In 1980, Hirono was elected to the the Hawaii state legislature. In 1994, she successfully ran for lieutenant governor. Hirono was also President of the National Commission on Teaching, America's Future as well as the Hawai'i Policy Group. In 2002, she was the Democratic nominee for governor, having defeated Rep. Ed Case in the primary. She lost in the general election, however, to Linda Lingle. Read More...

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330 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6361
Fax: 202-225-4987


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