Born in Fukushima, Japan, Mazie was nearly eight years old when her mother brought her and her siblings to Hawaii to seek a better life. Mazie served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1981 to 1994 and earned a reputation as an advocate for consumers and workers. After being elected as Hawaii’s lieutenant governor in 1994, she led efforts to support Hawaii’s tourism industry through visa reform. Voters in Hawaii’s second congressional district elected her to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006.
Mazie was elected to the Senate in 2012 and sworn in as Hawaii’s first female senator and the country’s first Asian-American woman senator. Her priority is to ensure that every American family has the opportunity to work and succeed. She works to achieve that goal by fighting, every day, the tyranny of corporations and their representatives — so that our government can freely represent the will of every American citizen, and not the will of corporate executives.
Candidate for Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District