District: 1st District Political Highlights: Hawaii Senate, 1999-2010; candidate for U.S. House (special election), 2003; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2006; candidate for U.S. House (special election), 2010; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, 2014; U.S. House, 2011-15 Born: May 4, 1951; Honolulu, Hawaii Residence: Honolulu Religion: Buddhist Family: Husband, John Souza Education: U. of the Pacific, attended 1969-70; U. of Hawaii, B.A. 1973; Colorado College, attended 1970-71; U. of Hawaii, M.A. 1975; U. of Hawaii, J.D. 1977 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (2nd term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2015 Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Seapower & Projection Forces); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Indian & Alaska Native Affairs - Ranking Member; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
Defeated in a primary for U.S. Senate on August 9, 2014
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.