Tulsi Gabbard

Born:April 12, 1981 (age 38)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Honolulu City Council, 2011-2012
Hawaii State Legislature, 2002-2004
Education:B.S., Hawaii Pacific University

Tulsi Gabbard assumed office as the representative for Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District in 2013. In February 2019, she announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.

Gabbard was born on April 12, 1981, in Leloaloa, American Samoa. She received a B.S. in business administration from Hawaii Pacific University in 2009. Her father, Mike Gabbard, was elected to the Hawaii state Senate in 2006.

At the age of 19, Gabbard co-founded Healthy Hawaii Coalition (HHC), a non-profit grassroots organization whose mission is to protect the environment and improve individual and community health. In 2002, she became the youngest person ever elected to the Hawaii state legislature, representing District 42 in West Oahu. Between 2004 and 2009, Gabbard served two deployments to the Middle East. In 2007, she attended the Accelerated Officer Candidate School at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, and was the first female Distinguished Honor Graduate in the 50-year history of the academy.

In 2006, Gabbard went to Washington D.C. to serve in the U.S. Senate as legislative aide to Senator Daniel K. Akaka. She was elected to the Honolulu City Council on November 3, 2010. She served as chair of the Safety, Economic Development, and Government Affairs Committee, as vice chair of the Budget Committee and was a member of the Zoning and Public Works Committee.

For information on Gabbard's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.


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