Hawaii's congressional districts
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 statewide.
Current districts and representatives
|District||Representative||Party||CPVI||Incumbent time in office||District map|
|1st||Colleen Hanabusa (D–Honolulu)||Democratic||D+17||November 14, 2016 – Present|
|2nd||Tulsi Gabbard (D–West Oahu)||Democratic||D+19||January 3, 2013 – Present|
The first congressional district is far smaller in area and has a much denser population than the second district. Covering the southeastern parts of the City & County of Honolulu, including downtown Honolulu, the district was most recently represented by Democrat Mark Takai from January 2015 until his death in July 2016. A special election was scheduled for November 8, 2016, the same day as the regularly-scheduled election, to fill Takai's seat for the remainder of the 114th United States Congress.
The second 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 Democrat Tulsi Gabbard since January 2013.
Historical and present district boundaries
Table of United States congressional district boundary maps in the State of Hawaii, presented chronologically. All redistricting events that took place in Hawaii between 1973 and 2013 are shown.
|1973 – 1982|
|1983 – 1984|
|1985 – 1992|
|1993 – 2002|
|2003 – 2013|
- "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
- Dayton, Kevin (August 3, 2016). "Special-election winner will finish Takai's term". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- Kaleem, Jaweed (January 4, 2013). "Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu In Congress, Uses Bhagavad Gita At Swearing-In". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-2012.". Retrieved October 18, 2014.