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Tulsi Gabbard
Official 113th Congressional photo of Tulsi Gabbard
Member o the U.S. Hoose o Representatives
frae Hawaii's 2nt destrict
Assumed office
Januar 3, 2013
Precedit biMazie Hirono
Member o the Honolulu City Council
frae the 6t destrict
In office
Januar 2, 2011 – August 16, 2012
Precedit biRod Tam
Succeedit biCarol Fukunaga
Member o the Hawaii Hoose o Representatives
frae the 42nt destrict
In office
Precedit biMark Moses
Succeedit biRida Cabanilla
Personal details
Born (1981-04-12) 12 Aprile 1981 (age 43)
Leloaloa, American Samoa, U.S.
Poleetical pairtyDemocratic
Spoose(s)Eduardo Tamayo (2002–2006)
Abraham Williams (2015–present)
Alma materHawaii Pacific Varsity (BS)
WabsteidHouse website
Militar service
Allegiance Unitit States
Service/brainch Unitit States Airmy
Years o service2004–present
Rank Major
Battles/warsIraq War
Awairds Meritorious Service Medal
Airmy Commendation Medal wi Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Achievement Medal wi Oak leaf cluster
Airmy Guid Conduct Medal
Combat Medical Badge
German Airmed Forces Badge for Militar Proficiency in Gowd

Tulsi Gabbard (/ˈtʌlsi ˈɡæbərd/, born Aprile 12, 1981) is an American politeecian an member o the Democratic Pairty wha haes been the Unitit States Representative for Hawaii's 2nt congressional destrict syne 2013. She wis also a vice-chair o the Democratic National Committee till Februar 28, 2016, when she resigned in order tae endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.[1] Electit in 2012, she is the first American Samoan[2] an the first Hindu member o the Unitit States Congress,[3] an, alang wi Tammy Duckworth, ane o its first female combat veterans.[4]


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  1. "Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard resigns from DNC, endorses Bernie Sanders". Reuters. 28 Februar 2016. Retrieved 28 Februar 2016.
  2. "Faleomavaega congratulates Tulsi Gabbard as first Samoan woman elected to the U.S. Congress". Samoa News. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. Congressman Faleomavaega has congratulated Tulsi Gabbard on her recent election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Gabbard will become the first Samoan-American congresswoman after her swearing in ceremony at the opening of the 113th Congress.
  3. "Hindu-American Tulsi Gabbard wins Democratic primary in Hawaii". The Economic Times. 12 August 2012.
  4. Cindy Huang and Ellen Rolfes (12 November 2012). "Meet the Incoming Congressional Class Veterans". PBS. Retrieved 26 Januar 2016.