Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, 1974; U.S. House, 1977-90; U.S. Senate, 1990-2013 Born: Sept. 11, 1924; Honolulu, Hawaii Residence: Honolulu Religion: Congregationalist Family: Wife, Millie Akaka; five children Education: U. of Hawaii, B.Ed. 1952; U. of Hawaii, M.Ed. 1966 Military Service: Army Corps of Engineers, 1945-47 Start of Service: Elected: 1990 (3rd full term) Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Personnel; Readiness & Management Support; Seapower); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Disaster Recovery & Intergovernmental Affairs; Federal Financial Management; Oversight of Government Management - Chairman); Indian Affairs; Veterans' Affairs
Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows:
SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat.
FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible.
LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored.
TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge.
TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.