Hawaii's congressional districts

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Hawaii's Congressional districts since 2013.[1]

The U.S. state of Hawaii is divided into two congressional districts for representation in the United States House of Representatives.

History[edit]

Before statehood, the Territory of Hawaii was represented by a non-voting delegate.

From statehood until 1963, Hawaii had one representative. From 1963 to the creation of the two districts in 1971, Hawaii was represented in the United States House of Representatives with two representatives elected at-large state-wide.

Current districts and representatives[edit]

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Colleen Hanabusa Official Photo.jpg Colleen Hanabusa (DHonolulu) Democratic D+18 January 3, 2011 – present Hawaii US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Tulsi Gabbard, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Tulsi Gabbard (DWest Oahu) Democratic D+21 January 3, 2013 – present Hawaii US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif

1st district[edit]

The First congressional district is far smaller in area and has a much denser population than the 2nd district. Covering the southeastern parts of the City & County of Honolulu, including downtown Honolulu, the district was represented by Neil Abercrombie from 1991 until his resignation in February 2010. Republican Charles Djou won a special election on May 22, 2010 against Democrats Colleen Hanabusa and Ed Case to become the first Republican in over 20 years to represent the 1st district and to represent President Obama's home district. On November 2, 2010, Hanabusa defeated Djou and is the United States Representative for Hawaii's 1st congressional district.[2]

2nd district[edit]

The 2nd congressional district is far more spread out than the First district. Including northern and western Oahu, along with the entirety of the state's other islands, the district includes Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii counties, along with part of Honolulu County. The entire district spans 331 miles (533 km) and comprises small towns with historical roots in the pineapple and sugarcane plantations. It has been represented by Tulsi Gabbard since 2013.[citation needed]

Historical and present district boundaries[edit]

Table of United States congressional district boundary maps in the State of Hawaii, presented chronologically.[3] All redistricting events that took place in Hawaii between 1973 and 2013 are shown.

Year Statewide map
1973 – 1982 United States Congressional Districts in Hawaii, 1973 – 1982.tif
1983 – 1984 United States Congressional Districts in Hawaii, 1983 – 1984.tif
1985 – 1992 United States Congressional Districts in Hawaii, 1985 – 1992.tif
1993 – 2002 United States Congressional Districts in Hawaii, 1993 – 2002.tif
2003 – 2013 United States Congressional Districts in Hawaii, 2003 – 2013.tif
Since 2013 United States Congressional Districts in Hawaii, since 2013.tif


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Goodin, Emily (November 3, 2010). "Dems pick up Hawaii seat". The Hill. 
  3. ^ "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-2012.". Retrieved October 18, 2014.