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HANABUSA, Colleen

HANABUSA, Colleen
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1951–

Biography

HANABUSA, Colleen, a Representative from Hawaii; born in Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, May 4, 1951; graduated from St. Andrew's Priory School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1969; B.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, 1973; M.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, 1975; J.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, 1977; lawyer, private practice; member of the Hawaii state senate, 1998-2010, president, 2007-2010; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in a special election in 2003; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Ninth Congress in 2006; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in a special election in 2010; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-January 3, 2015); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress in 2014, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; lawyer, private practice; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourteenth and the One Hundred Fifteenth Congresses, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Mark Takai (November 8, 2016-present).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Colleen Hanabusa" in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900-2017. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Publishing Office, 2018.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Armed Services
  • House Committee - Natural Resources
  • House Committee - Science, Space, and Technology
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