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Colleen Hanabusa

Personal data
Date of birthMay 4, 1951(age 65)
Place of birthWai'anae, Hawaii
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa
ReligionBuddhist (Jodo Shinshu)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii's 1st district
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2011
Preceded byCharles Djou
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii's 21st district
In office1998 - 2010
Succeeded byMaile Shimabukuro
Preceded byJames Aki

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Colleen Wakako Hanabusa (Japanese: 花房若子, Hanabusa Wakako; born May 4, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for . She is a member of the Democratic Party. She was formerly a member of the Hawaii Senate, representing the 21st District since 1998. She served as the Senate Majority Leader, before being elected Hawaii's first woman President of the Senate in 2006, making her the first Asian American woman to preside over a state legislative chamber in the United States. She is the third Buddhist elected to United States Congress, and the fourth woman to be elected to Congress from the state of Hawaii (after Patsy Mink, Pat Saiki, and Mazie Hirono). On August 24, 2011, she announced her intention to run for re-election to her current seat in Congress.

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