Tulsi Gabbard, an environmental advocate and Major in the Army National Guard, has put service before self throughout her career. Tulsi was elected to Hawai’i State Legislature in 2002 when she was just 21 years old, becoming the youngest person ever elected in the state. A year later, she joined the Hawai‘i Army National Guard and in 2004, Tulsi volunteered to deploy with her fellow soldiers, becoming the first state official to voluntarily step down from public office to serve in a war zone. Tulsi served two tours of duty in the Middle East, including a 12-month tour at Logistical Support Area Anaconda in Iraq, where she served in a field medical unit as a specialist with a 29th Support Battalion medical company. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at the end of her tour.
Tulsi is committed to restoring transparency and accountability to our government. As one of just seven members of the No PAC Caucus, Tulsi does not accept contributions from special interest PACs or lobbyists for her campaign.
Candidate for Arizona's 7th Congressional District