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Colleen Hanabusa

AKA Colleen Wakako Hanabusa

Born: 4-May-1951
Birthplace: Wai'anae, HI

Gender: Female
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman, Hawaii 1st

Attorney and Hawaii state legislator elected to US Congress in 2010, succeeding Charles K. Djou. Progressive Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, anti-gun rights. Campaigned promising to work for improved public education and expanded access to health care.

Father: Isao Hanabusa (gas station manager, b. circa 1922)
Mother: June Hanabusa (b. circa 1931)
Husband: John Souza (former State Sherriff, m. 2008)

    High School: St. Andrew's Priory School, Honolulu, HI (1969)
    University: BA Economics & Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (1973)
    University: MA Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (1975)
    Law School: JD, University of Hawaii at Manoa (1977)
    Administrator: Trustee, St Andrew's Primary School, Honolulu, HI (1984-87)

    US Congressman, Hawaii 1st (2011-)
    Hawaii State Senate 21st (1998-2010)
    Sakurai and Sing Senior Partner (1990-98)
    Koshiba and Young Law Office Partner (1980-90)
    Attorney in Private Practice (1978-80)
    American Bar Association
    Hawaii State Bar Association
    Ikenobo Ikebana Soceity of America
    EMILY's List
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Japanese Ancestry

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