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 one in the United States that has always been held by an ethnic minority.[citation needed] Its class 3 seat is the only one in the United States that has always been held by a member of the Democratic Party.[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. Daniel K. Inouye was Hawaii's longest-serving senator, from 1963 to 2012.

List of senators

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2010, 2014 (special election), 2016, and 2022. The next election will be in 2028.

# Senator Party Dates in office Electoral history T T Electoral history Dates in office Party Senator #
1
Hiram Fong
Republican Aug 21, 1959 –
Jan 3, 1977
Elected in 1959. 1 86th 1 Elected in 1959.
Retired.
Aug 21, 1959 –
Jan 3, 1963
Democratic
Oren E. Long
1
87th
88th 2 Elected in 1962. Jan 3, 1963 –
Dec 17, 2012
Democratic
Daniel Inouye
2
Re-elected in 1964. 2 89th
90th
91st 3 Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Retired.
3 92nd
93rd
94th 4 Re-elected in 1974.
2
Spark Matsunaga
Democratic Jan 3, 1977 –
Apr 15, 1990
Elected in 1976. 4 95th
96th
97th 5 Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982. 5 98th
99th
100th 6 Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Died.
6 101st
Vacant Apr 15, 1990 –
May 16, 1990
 
3
Daniel Akaka
Democratic May 16, 1990 –
Jan 3, 2013
Appointed to continue Matsunaga's term.
Elected in 1990 to finish Matsunaga's term.
102nd
103rd 7 Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994. 7 104th
105th
106th 8 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000. 8 107th
108th
109th 9 Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Retired.
9 110th
111th
112th 10 Re-elected in 2010.
Died.
  Dec 17, 2012 –
Dec 26, 2012
Vacant
Appointed to continue Inouye's term.
Elected in 2014 to finish Inouye's term.
Dec 26, 2012 –
present
Democratic
Brian Schatz
3
4
Mazie Hirono
Democratic Jan 3, 2013 –
present
Elected in 2012. 10 113th
114th
115th 11 Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018. 11 116th
117th
118th 12 Re-elected in 2022.
To be determined in the 2024 election. 12 119th
120th
121st 13 To be determined in the 2028 election.
# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T C T Electoral history Years in office Party Senator #
Class 1 Class 3

See also