Candidate Details

Mazie Hirono

HI - Senate

Senator Mazie Hirono is running for her second term representing Hawaii in the U.S. Senate.  Prior to joining the Senate, she spent three terms representing Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Hirono also served in the state House of Representatives and as Lieutenant Governor.  She is Hawaii’s first female Senator, and the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate.  Hirono has been a champion for the environment throughout her time in elected office, sponsoring and co-sponsoring numerous bills to expand clean energy, reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions, and protect Hawaii’s natural treasures.  In the U.S. House, she co-sponsored the Safe Climate Act of 2007 and voted for the landmark 2009 American Clean Energy and Security Act.  In the Senate, she has worked to highlight the negative impacts of climate change on Hawaii and has voted to protect the EPA’s historic Clean Power Plan.  Senator Hirono has earned an impressive 94% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.