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  Gabbard, Tulsi
<-  2019-12-01  
NameTulsi Gabbard
Previous Name01/01/2002 - 04/30/2011 Tulsi Gabbard Tamayo
Address175 Ulupa St
Kailua, Hawai'i , United States
Born April 12, 1981 (40 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 20, 2021 04:21pm
Tags Caucasian - Polynesian - Married - Army - Hindu -
InfoTulsi is a public servant by nature who possesses the humility to respectfully listen to both sides of a debate, the experience to handle any challenge, and the courage to make the right decision and get the job done.

Dedication to Service

Tulsi has dedicated her life to serving others.

Tulsi learned from a young age the importance of serving others and living aloha. Inspired and motivated by this spirit of aloha, Tulsi took this lesson to heart, and has tried to live her life dedicated to serving the people of Hawai‘i.

From a very young age, Tulsi has shown a passion for public service. Her commitment to serving the community and making a positive impact has influenced every major decision in her life. Her service has included working with at-risk youth, joining the Hawai‘i National Guard and deploying twice to the Middle East, being elected to the Hawai‘i State Legislature and the Honolulu City Council, having the honor of serving Hawaii's people in the U.S. Senate as legislative aide to Senator Daniel K. Akaka, and continuing her ongoing work and leadership on environmental issues and projects.

The Early Years

Tulsi was born in 1981 in Leloaloa, American Samoa, the fourth of five children born to Carol and State Senator Mike Gabbard. At the age of two, the family moved to Hawai‘i, where they first settled in Wahiawa on Royal Palm Drive, where Tulsi’s sister, the family’s youngest, was born.

Learning First-Hand About Small Business

Tulsi learned the challenges and rewards of small business at an early age, helping her parents with two successful family businesses, including “Hawaiian Toffee Treasures.” The long hours, hard work, and uncertainties inherent in getting a small business off the ground gave Tulsi first-hand experience in the business world and prompted her to focus on business in college, graduating in 2010 from Hawai`i Pacific University with a degree in International Business.

The Youngest Person Ever Elected to the Hawaii State Legislature

After her unprecedented election to the Hawai`i State Legislature in ’02, Tulsi represented District 42 in West Oahu. She was an effective, admired, and hard-working legislator who served on the Education, Higher Education, Tourism, and Economic Development committees.

A Truly Remarkable Military Career Highlighted by Self-sacrifice and Bravery

In 2004, when Tulsi's fellow soldiers from the 29th Brigade were called to war in Iraq, Tulsi volunteered to join them. She didn't need to put her life on the line. She could have stayed in the State House of representatives. But in her heart, she felt it was more important to stand in solidarity with her fellow soldiers than to climb the political ladder.

Her two deployments to the war-torn and dangerous Middle East revealed both Tulsi’s natural inclination to self-less service and her ability to perform well in situations demanding confidence, courage, and the ability to perform well as a member of a team. The same maturity and character that served Tulsi well in the Middle East makes her exceptionally effective in the political world.

Serving Hawai`i’s people in the U.S. Senate as legislative aide to Senator Daniel Akaka

In 2006, Tulsi went to Washington D.C. to serve in the U.S. Senate as legislative aide to Senator Daniel K. Akaka. There, she advised Senator Akaka on issues relating to energy independence, homeland security, the environment, and veteran affairs. Tulsi was proud to serve with Senator Akaka and continues to be inspired by his mentorship and deep love and aloha for the people of Hawai‘i and his commitment to public service.

Protecting Our ‘Aina - Co-founding the Healthy Hawai`i Coalition

At the age of 19, Tulsi co-founded Healthy Hawai‘i Coalition (HHC), a non-profit grassroots organization whose mission is to protect the environment and improve individual and community health. Tulsi was instrumental in developing HHC’s watershed education curriculum, which has been presented to more than 50 public and private schools statewide. Through her Healthy Hawai`i Coalition, Tulsi is active on issues impacting public health and the environment within communities across the state.
Serving on The Honolulu City Council

Councilwoman Gabbard presently serves on the Honolulu City Council.

After returning home from her second deployment to the Middle East in 2009, Tulsi offered to serve on the Honolulu City Council and was elected into office on November 3, 2010. Tulsi currently serves as Chair of the Safety, Economic Development, and Government Affairs committee, as Vice Chair of the Budget committee and is a member of the Zoning and Public Works committee. In her capacity as committee chair, Tulsi has taken the lead on many important issues such as medical waste, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), dengue fever, and creating new economic opportunities through Honolulu’s first Sister City Summit.
Tulsi is an Ideal Public Servant Who Listens to the People She Serves

Tulsi possesses a maturity and self-confidence that leaves her more intent on listening to what others have to say than in having her own views heard. Her life experiences have made Tulsi the ideal public servant: she is very comfortable with herself and is able to listen to others with genuine empathy and compassion.

Tulsi possesses the rare combination of youth and experience. With a lifetime’s experiences seemingly compressed into three decades, it is easy to see why many people perceive in Tulsi Gabbard a maturity and depth beyond her years.


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05/18/2020-05/20/2020 Merriman River Group (MRG) 28.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 11, 2020 10:05am Proposed Legislation Tulsi Gabbard introduces bill that ties Title IX protections for female athletes to 'biological sex'  Article RP 
May 28, 2020 11:00pm News Tulsi Gabbard drops defamation suit against Hillary Clinton  Article BrentinCO 
Sep 25, 2019 04:55pm News Tulsi Gabbard: Transcript doesn't show 'compelling' case for impeachment  Article WA Indy 
Sep 24, 2019 01:05pm News Gabbard qualifies for fourth presidential debate  Article WA Indy 
Jun 11, 2019 12:00pm Profile Tulsi Gabbard Had a Very Strange Childhood  Article IndyGeorgia 
Mar 10, 2019 09:15pm News Gabbard declines to say whether Assad is a war criminal  Article WA Indy 

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I:8766Pennsylvanian ( 281.4500 points)
Sun, November 21, 2021 09:40:55 PM UTC0:00
There has been a tendency across the political spectrum to draw broad-strokes conclusions about the U.S. criminal justice system based on specific adjudications. Draw conclusions based on trends amongst statistically appropriate sample sizes, not specific adjudications. The weight of one, high profile verdict shouldn't be as significant as it has become.

Unless Gabbard (or anyone else) sat with the jury and listened to each case-in-chief, and deliberated with the jury in applying the law as instructed by the court, they shouldn't comment on whether the jury "got it right."

R:10271New Jersey Politico ( 241.9174 points)
Wed, November 24, 2021 02:34:13 AM UTC0:00
She’s a grifter

D:10938LEAPForward ( 0.0000 points)
Wed, November 24, 2021 04:57:16 PM UTC0:00
New Jersey Politico: She’s a grifter

100%, but also I've started wondering ... is this the lane Sinema is going for?

D:1RP ( 5283.2700 points)
Wed, November 24, 2021 07:19:54 PM UTC0:00
Republicans have had some chatter about not putting up opponents for Sinema or Manchin. I doubt if that will happen, but...

D:10938LEAPForward ( 0.0000 points)
Wed, November 24, 2021 07:36:18 PM UTC0:00
RP: Republicans have had some chatter about not putting up opponents for Sinema or Manchin. I doubt if that will happen, but...

Seems more plausible for Manchin since they've taken several runs at him with pretty decent candidates in the past, and he's closer to moving on. Most likely scenario with Sinema is that Republicans won't get a chance to run against her.

R:10271New Jersey Politico ( 241.9174 points)
Wed, November 24, 2021 11:10:10 PM UTC0:00
I think Sinema is trying to be more like Josh Gottheimer not Tulsi.