Mazie K Hirono

Born:November 3, 1947 (age 72)
Career:U.S. Senator, 2012-present
U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-2012
Lieutenant governor of Hawaii, 1994-2002
Hawaii House of Representatives, 1980-1994
Education:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Georgetown University

Mazie K. Hirono assumed office in January 2013, representing Hawaii in the United States Senate.

Hirono was born November 3, 1947, in Fukushima, Japan, and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and completed her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., with a focus on public interest law.

After graduation, Hirono returned to Hawaii and served as deputy attorney general before entering private law practice. In 1980, she was elected to the Hawaii state House of Representatives, serving from 1980 to 1994. In 1994, Hirono served two four-year terms as Hawaii's ninth lieutenant governor. From 2007 to 2012, she served Hawaii's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

For information on Hirono's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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