List of United States senators from Hawaii

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Current delegation

Hawaii was admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959 and elects U.S. senators to Classes 1 and 3. Seven people including only one Republican have served as a U.S. senator from Hawaii. The state's current U.S. senators are Democrats Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono. Hawaii's Class 1 seat is the only in the United States that has always been held by an ethnic minority.[ citation needed ] Hawaii last elected a Republican in 1970, which has resulted in the longest streak in the nation for a state's having all-Democratic senators.


List of senators

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle who were elected for three Congresses in the state's first elections in 1959. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.


Class 3

Class 3 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle who were elected for two Congresses in the state's first elections in 1959. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2004, 2010, with a special election in 2014, and 2016. The next election for the seat will be in 2022.

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Hiram Fong
Republican August 21, 1959 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1959.1 86th 1 Elected in 1959.

August 21, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
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Oren E. Long
88th 2 Elected in 1962.January 3, 1963 –
December 17, 2012
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Daniel Inouye
Re-elected in 1964.2 89th
91st 3 Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.

3 92nd
94th 4 Re-elected in 1974.
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Spark Matsunaga
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
April 15, 1990
Elected in 1976.4 95th
97th 5 Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.5 98th
100th 6 Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.

6 101st
VacantApril 15, 1990 –
May 16, 1990
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Daniel Akaka
Democratic May 16, 1990 –
January 3, 2013
Appointed to continue Matsunaga's term.

Elected to finish Matsunaga's term.
103rd 7 Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.7 104th
106th 8 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.8 107th
109th 9 Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.

9 110th
112th 10 Re-elected in 2010.

 December 17, 2012 –
December 26, 2012
Appointed to continue Inouye's term.

Elected to finish Inouye's term.
December 26, 2012 –
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Brian Schatz
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Mazie Hirono
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Elected in 2012.10 113th
115th 11 Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.11 116th
118th 12 To be determined in the 2022 election.
To be determined in the 2024 election.12 119th
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Living former U.S. senators from Hawaii

As of January 2021, there are no living former U.S. senators from Hawaii. The last living former senator and the most recently serving was Daniel Akaka (served 1990–2013), who died April 6, 2018.

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