Colleen Hanabusa is a United States Representative from Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 4, 1951.
She received her B.A. from the University of Hawaii in 1973, her M.A in 1975, and her J.D. in 1977.
She was a member of the Hawaii State Senate from 1998-2010. In 2010, she was elected as a Democrat to the 112th and to the succeeding 113th Congresses (January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2015).
In 2015, Representative Hanabusa returned to the practice of law and became a Board Member and, subsequently, Chair, of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, (January 2015 - November 7, 2016).
In 2016, she was elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the 114th Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Mark Takai, and to the 115th Congress, where she currently serves Hawaii’s First Congressional District.