A Little Bit About Mazie
Mazie Hirono was born on November 3rd, 1947. She grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii after moving from Fukushima, Japan in 1955. In school, Hirono had a unique drive and passion for learning, which can be reflected by the fact that she attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Georgetown University Law School in Washington D.C. After thoroughly educating herself, Hirono began her life as a democratic politician. Since then, Hirono has had her own private practice as a State Deputy Attorney General, she has been a representative in the Hawaii House of Representatives for 14 years, she has served 3 terms as Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, and she has served in the United States House of Representatives for 6 years. Hirono's most recent achievement was her 2012 election in which she elected to serve in the U.S. Senate. As a senator, Hirono will represent Hawaii's 2nd District.
Mazie Hirono was the first immigrant woman of asian ancestry to be elected into a Congressional office. Hirono claims that her priorities include creating jobs, improving education, improving transportation, promoting renewable energy, and protecting the environment. Hirono has been recognized for her leadership on improving childhood education. She was announced the 2008 "Pre-K Champion" after she passed the Pre-K Act which is supposed to help improve early education.
Statistics show that as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from January of 2007 to November of 2011, Hirono did not vote on 257 of the 5,088 issues. From those results, Hirono votes approximately 94.9% of the time.