Mazie Hirono

The latest on Mazie Hirono. A Democrat, Hirono was elected to represent Hawaii in the U.S. Senate in 2012, becoming the first woman to represent the state in the U.S. Senate, the first Asian-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Buddhist elected to the U.S. Senate. She previously represented Hawaii's 2nd congressional district from 2006 to 2012, Hawaii's lieutenant governor from 1994 to 2002 and in Hawaii's House of Representatives from 1981 to 1994.