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Colleen W. Hanabusa
Colleen W. Hanabusa.jpg
U.S. House, Hawaii, District 1
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 4
PredecessorCharles Djou (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,725,972
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hawaii State Senate, 21st District
High schoolSt. Andrew's Priory
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawai'i (1973)
Master'sUniversity of Hawai'i (1975)
J.D.University of Hawai'i's William S. Richardson School of Law (1977)
Date of birthMay 4, 1951
Place of birthWai'anae, Hawaii
Net worth$2,277,508.50
Office website
Campaign website
Colleen Wakako Hanabusa (b. May 4, 1951, in Wai'anae, Hawaii) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Hanabusa was elected by voters from Hawaii's 1st Congressional District. She was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010.[1]

Hanabusa won in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Hawaii's 1st District.[2][3] She won re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Hanabusa announced on May 2, 2013, her decision to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Brian Schatz in 2014.[5][6]

She previously was a member of the Hawaii State Senate from District 21 from 1999 to 2010.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Hanabusa is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.


Hanabusa grew up in Waiʻanae, Hawaii, with her two younger brothers, her parents and her grandparents.[1]

  • Education
    • 1969: Graduated from St. Andrew’s Priory[1]
    • 1973: Graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology[1]
    • 1975: Graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Master of Arts in Sociology.[1]
    • 1977: Earned her law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law.[1]


Hanabusa was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, District 2, Hawaii, in 2006. She joined the Hawaii State Senate in 1998. From 2003 to 2007 she was Senate Majority Leader. She has served as Senate President from 2007 to 2010, representing the 21st District.

Hanabusa was owner/attorney of Colleen Hanabua Sakurai from 1978 to 1980. She worked as Partner/Attorney for Koshiba and Young Law Office from 1980 to 1990. She then worked as owner/attorney for Sakurai and Sing, AAL, ALC, from 1990 to 1998. She has been owner/attorney of Colleen Hanabusa, AALLC, since 1998.

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Hanabusa serves on the following committees:[7][8]

  • Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Readiness
    • Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces
  • Committee on Natural Resources
    • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs - Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
    • Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation


Hanabusa served in the following committees:


National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Hanabusa voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Hanabusa voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Hanabusa voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]


Voted "Yes" Hanabusa voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]


Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Hanabusa voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Hanabusa joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[14][15]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Hanabusa voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Hanabusa voted for HR 2775.[21]

Pay during government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

Hanabusa declined to accept her salary while the government was shutdown.[22]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "No" Hanabusa voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[9]


Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Hanabusa voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[9]


Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Hanabusa voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[9]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "No" Hanabusa voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[9]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Hanabusa voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[9]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Hanabusa voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[23]



See also: United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014 and Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014

Hanabusa was late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye's preferred successor. However on December 26, 2012, Governor Neil Abercrombie denied Inouye his deathbed request by naming his Lieutenant Governor, Brian E. Schatz (D), to fill the vacancy.[24][25] Despite being picked over for the appointment, Hanabusa will run for election to the remainder of the term in 2014,[26][27][28] when the governor is also up for election. Hanabusa announced her decision to run for the U.S. Senate seat on May 2, 2013.[29][30]

As reported in The Hill on December 27, 2012, she was for a time considered a potential Democratic challenger to Abercrombie in the 2014 gubernatorial primary election.[31][32]


The widow of Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye endorsed Democratic Rep. Hanabusa’s bid against Sen. Brian Schatz (D), a move she said honors one of the late senator’s “last requests.”[33] In a statement Irene Hirano Inouye said, “Shortly after she was elected President of the Hawaii State Senate, Dan recognized that Colleen was more than capable of succeeding him and he began to mentor her. His last wish was that Colleen serve out his term because he was confident in her ability to step into the Senate and immediately help Hawaii. I am honoring one of his last requests, and look forward to supporting Colleen on the campaign trail.”[33]


Hanabusa’s deputy chief of staff, Christopher Raymond, in an e-mail sent June 28 discussed that the nation’s top drug lobby had agreed to run a campaign supporting the congresswoman’s challenge to Sen. Brian Schatz and wanted to coordinate it with her strategists.[34] Such an effort could be in violation of campaign finance laws, which prohibit candidates and their staff from substantial discussions with interest groups about their independent political activities.[34]

Officials with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and Hanabusa’s campaign denied that the group had offered to run such an effort but acknowledged talks about a possible fundraiser for Hanabusa and about the state of the race in general.[34]

Campaign officials blamed the e-mail on a misinformed staffer, saying, "He made inaccurate assumptions about the type of help PhRMA could provide the campaign,” according to campaign spokesman Peter Boylan.[34]

Matt Bennett, a spokesman for PhRMA, said officials there did not offer to do a campaign on Hanabusa’s behalf, but that the group had “preliminary” discussions about hosting an industry fundraiser for Hanabusa through its political action committee.[34] He also said that a PhRMA lobbyist had spoken with Jennifer Sabas, a top Hanabusa campaign adviser, but that they had talked only about the state of the Democratic primary campaign in Hawaii.

Boylan echoed that, saying Sabas did not provide PhRMA with any information “that would constitute coordination in violation of the law.”[34]

PhRMA wants to unseat incumbent Brian Schatz because he supports legislation that would require drug makers to reinstate prescription drug rebates for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.[35][36] Hanabusa is opposed to the bill, and has signed a letter saying drug companies would pass on the cost of the rebate to consumers.[36]

Raymond, Hanabusa’s deputy chief of staff, resigned August 7, 2013, a day after a Federal Election Commission complaint was filed against him.[37][38]

“I have not violated any campaign finance laws, and it is unfortunate what a distraction this misunderstanding has become,” Raymond said in a statement. “Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa is the most qualified person to serve as Hawaii’s next U.S. senator, and I have been honored and privileged to work for her.”[38]


See also: Hawaii's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
Colleen Hanabusa for House campaign logo.

Hanabusa ran successfully for re-election to the U.S. House, representing Hawaii's 1st District in 2012. Hanabusa won the nomination on the Democratic ticket after defeating Roy F. Wyttenbach II in the primary.[3][39] The signature filing deadline was June 5, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 11, 2012. Hanabusa then defeated Charles Djou (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[40][3]

U.S. House, Hawaii District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngColleen Hanabusa Incumbent 53.5% 116,505
     Republican Charles Djou 44.5% 96,824
     n/a Blank Votes 2.1% 4,467
Total Votes 217,796
Source: Hawaii Office of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Hawaii District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngColleen Hanabusa Incumbent 84.1% 92,136
Roy Wyttenbach II 15.9% 17,369
Total Votes 109,505

Full history


On November 4, 2008, Hanabusa was re-elected to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 21st Senate District. Hanabusa received 7,818 votes in the election, defeating Dickyj Johnson (R), who received 2,329 votes. Additionally, 509 "Blank" votes and 5 "Over" votes were cast in the election.[42] Hanabusa raised $208,956 for her campaign; Johnson raised $1,844.[43]

Hawaii State Senate, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Colleen Hanabusa (D) 7,818 73.3%
Dickyj Johnson (R) 2,329 21.8%
Blank 509 4.8%
Over 5 0.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hanabusa is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hanabusa raised a total of $3,725,972 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[44]

Colleen Hanabusa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Hawaii, District 1) Won $1,290,102
2010 U.S. House (Hawaii, District 1) Won $2,435,870
Grand Total Raised $3,725,972


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hanabusa's reports.[45]


Breakdown of the source of Hanabusa's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Hanabusa won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hanabusa's campaign committee raised a total of $1,290,102 and spent $1,162,295.[51] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[52]

Cost per vote

Hanabusa spent $9.98 per vote received in 2012.


Breakdown of the source of Hanabusa's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Hanabusa won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hanabusa's campaign committee raised a total of $2,435,870 and spent $2,373,444 .[53]


In 2008, Hanabusa collected $208,956 in campaign contributions.[54] The five largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Patsy T. Mink PAC $4,000
Hawaii Operating Engineers $4,000
Electrical Workers Local 1186 $4,000
Plumbers and Pipefitters $4,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors $3,800

Personal Gain Index

See also: Personal Gain Index
Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png

The aim of the Personal Gain Index (PGI) is to shine a light on how members of the U.S. Congress may benefit from their tenure as public servants. Researchers at the Government Accountability Institute will look at four different metrics pointing to aspects of self-enrichment.
The PGI will consist of the following metrics:

  • Net worth
    • How much did a member's net worth increase or decrease over a specified period?
  • The K-Street metric (coming soon)
    • What percentage of a member's staff were previously lobbyists?
  • Donation concentration (coming soon)
    • What industries are contributing the most to each member?
  • Stock trading (coming soon)
    • What stocks are each member holding in their portfolio?

PGI: Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, Hanabusa's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,444,017 and $3,111,000. That averages to $2,277,508.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Hanabusa ranked as the 138th most wealthy representative in 2012.[55] Between 2009 and 2012, Hanabusa's net worth increased by 36.8 percent. Between 2004 and 2012, the average increase in the net worth of a congressman was 72.6 percent.

Colleen Hanabusa Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2009 to 2012:37%
Average annual growth:12%[56]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[57]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.


Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hanabusa is a "centrist Democratic follower," as of June 14, 2013.[58]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[59]

Hanabusa most often votes with:

Hanabusa least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Hanabusa missed 11 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.6%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[60]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hanabusa paid her congressional staff a total of $895,446 in 2011. She ranks 26th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 142nd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Hawaii ranks 40th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[61]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.


Hanabusa ranked 143rd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[62]


Hanabusa ranked 76th in the liberal rankings.[63]

Voting with party


Colleen Hanabusa voted with the Democratic Party 96.3% of the time, which ranked 25th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[64]


Hawaii Grassroot Institute

See also: Hawaii Grassroot Institute Scorecard

The Grassroot Institute issued its 2010 Legislative Score Card that tallied the votes of Hawaii legislators and graded their votes based on the Institute's values of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.[65] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Hanabusa received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores Hanabusa received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii Senate Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
0% 0% 0% 67% 0% 0%


Hanabusa is married to Honolulu businessman John Souza. They have a 7 year-old Border Collie named Little.[1]

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See also

External links


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  56. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  57. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  64. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  65. Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, "2010 Legislative Score Card," accessed October 23, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Djou
U.S. House of Representatives - Hawaii District 1
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Hawaii State Senate - District 21
Succeeded by
Maile Shimbukuro