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State Fact Sheet - Hawaii

U.S. Congress (Total Seats: 2 U.S. Senators, 2 U.S. Representatives)
Mazie Hirono (D) U.S. Senator 2013-present
     
Tulsi Gabbard (D) U.S. Representative 2013-present
Colleen Hanbusa (D) U.S. Representative 2011-present
Mazie Hirono (D) U.S. Representative 2007-2013
Patsy Takemoto Mink (D)1 U.S. Representative 1990-2002;
1965-1977
Patricia Fukuda Saiki (R)
U.S. Representative
1987-1991
Mary Elizabeth Pruett Farrington (R)2 Delegate (pre-statehood) 1954-1957

Statewide Elective Executives (Total Positions: 2)
Linda Lingle (R) Governor 2003-2011
Mazie K. Hirono (D) Lt. Governor 1994-2003
Jean Sadako King (D) Lt. Governor 1979-1982

State Legislature
Year State
Rank
 

Senate
Total
Women/
Total
Senate
 

House
Total
Women/
Total
House
Total
Women/
Total
Legis.
 
%
Total
Women
D R D R
2014 7 8 0 8/ 25 13 3 16/ 51 24/ 76 31.6
2013 8 8 0 8/ 25 12 3 15/ 51 23/ 76 30.3
2012 3 9 0 9/ 25 14 4 18/ 51 27/ 76 35.5
2011 4 9 0 9/ 25 13 4 17/ 51 26/ 76 34.2
2010 5 7 0 7/ 25 13 5 18/ 51 25/ 76 32.9
2009 5 7 0 7/ 25 13 5 18/ 51 25/ 76 32.9
2008 7 7 0 7/ 25 11 7 18/ 51 25/ 76 32.9
2007 7 7 0 7/ 25 11 7 18/ 51 25/ 76 32.9
2006 9 6 0 6/ 25 11 7 18/ 51 24/ 76 31.6
2005 12 6 0 6/ 25 11 6 17/ 51 23/ 76 30.3
2004 15 7 0 7/ 25 8 6 14/ 51 21/ 76 27.6
2003 14 7 0 7/ 25 8 6 14/ 51 21/ 76 27.6
2002 19 6 0 6/ 25 7 6 13/ 51 19/ 76 25.0
2001 17 6 0 6/ 25 7 6 13/ 51 19/ 76 25.0
2000 25 5 0 5/ 25 7 5 12/ 51 17/ 76 22.4
1999 25 5 0 5/ 25 7 5 12/ 51 17/ 76 22.4
1998 33 5 0 5/ 25 5 3 8/ 51 13/ 76 17.1
1997 33 5 0 5/ 25 5 3 8/ 51 13/ 76 17.1
1996 29 5 0 5/ 25 6 4 10/ 51 15/ 76 19.7
1995 29 5 0 5/ 25 6 4 10/ 51 15/ 76 19.7
1994 14 7 1 8/ 25 9 2 11/ 51 19/ 76 25.0
1993 17 5 1 6/ 25 10 2 12/ 51 18/ 76 23.7
1992 8 6 1 7/ 25 11 3 14/ 51 21/ 76 27.6
1991 8 6 1 7/ 25 11 3 14/ 51 21/ 76 27.6
1990 10 6 1 7/ 25 10 1 11/ 51 18/ 76 23.7
1989 10 4 3 7/ 25 9 2 11/ 51 18/ 76 23.7
1988 11 5 3 8/ 25 6 2 8/ 51 16/ 76 21.1
1987 11 4 3 7/ 25 7 2 9/ 51 16/ 76 21.1
1986 14 4 2 6/ 25 4 4 8/ 51 14/ 76 18.4
1985 14 4 2 6/ 25 4 4 8/ 51 14/ 76 18.4
1984 5 3 2 5/ 25 9 3 12/ 51 17/ 76 22.4
1983 5 3 2 5/ 25 9 3 12/ 51 17/ 76 22.4
1981 10 1 3 4/ 25 6 4 10/ 51 14/ 76 18.4
1979 12 - - 3/ 25 - - 7/ 51 10/ 76 13.2
1977 12 - - 4/ 25 - - 5/ 51 9/ 76 11.8
1975 8 - - 4/ 25 - - 6/ 51 10/ 76 13.2