Talk:Mazie Hirono

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Former featured article candidate Mazie Hirono is a former featured article candidate. Please view the links under Article milestones below to see why the nomination failed. For older candidates, please check the archive.
August 3, 2007 Featured article candidate Not promoted


On other pages that mention Mazie Hirono some have questioned whether she is actually a Buddhist. As this page seems fine the way it is currently, I thought I'd leave these refs here in the talk page in case some future argument on the issue develops. Hirono was raised in Buddhist traditions but said she is not a practicing Buddhist. She said the Buddhist values of truth, wisdom and peace are part of what led her to public service. Hirono is adamant that there should be separation of church and state. "I think that political leaders should not infuse religion as a central part of why they do anything," Hirono said. "When I serve, I do my best in terms of what is good for the community, what is just, what is fair." The interplay between faith and politics also can be seen in the efforts of two Democrats, Davis of Tennessee and Catholic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, to reduce the number of abortions. Friday, 12/22/06 Faith, politics may mix on new issues Next Congress most religiously diverse in history By BILL THEOBALD Tennessean Washington Bureau

From Gannett News Service: “Rep. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat who was raised in the Buddhist tradition but doesn’t actively practice the religion, said, “I don’t have a book. … But I certainly believe in the precepts of Buddhism and that of tolerance of other religions and integrity and honesty.”,3603,0,0,1,0

--Wowaconia 00:58, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

This information is in the article, is it okay to remove it from the infobox? Seems erroneous. --Wgbc2032 20:51, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Incomplete paragraphs[edit]

"Hirono won re-election to a second term with 76% of the vote.[21] She outperformed Obama, a native of Honulu, by three points."

Huh? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:10, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Better Known[edit]

Stephen Colbert better knew her.

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:44, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

2008 Sugar Bowl Travel?[edit]

Why is the "2008 Sugar Bowl Travel" section here? Why is this significant enough to be mentioned in the article, much less to have its own section? Unless someone can explain it, it should be deleted. —KCinDC (talk) 15:06, 13 September 2008 (UTC)


Her name is currently given in Japanese with the kanji 広野慶子, but on the Japanese Wikipedia her name is given in katakana as メイジー・ヒロノ. Following the example of the Patsy Mink article, I am planning to change her name to the katakana version, unless someone objects. Hajikami (talk) 00:45, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Why is it necessary to include her name in Japanese at all? Anyhow, regardless of of the Japanese Wikipedia entry, she was born in Japan, so her name should be written in kanji. Why would it be otherwise? While Japanese write non native Japanese names in katakana, she is a native Japanese. While it is not always possible to infer what kanji a Japanese person uses for there name, katakana is merely phonetic, so its inclusion serves no purpose. (talk)

Why? Because she is from Japan and that is her name. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:11, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Add a paragraph[edit]

"Early Political Activism" "In this new paragraph, it would be helpful if Ms. Hirono could include her activism of bringing women into electoral politics represents an interesting interaction between political parties and women organization."Careymur (talk) 12:55, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi Careymur. Thank you for your contributions. I've removed the section that you added to the article because I think it needs some cleanup before being added. Because this is a biography for Representative Hirono, excessive detail on NOW that is not directly related to Hirono shouldn't be included. The first two paragraphs you added had nothing to do with her. The third, while mentioning Hirono, reads more like an essay for a class project than what we usually include in political biographies. The fourth paragraph seemed more in line with what we expect for biographies like this, but I wasn't sure what relevance Bob Casey's proposal has to do with Hirono - also, Hillary Clinton is no longer a Senator. Gobōnobo + c 04:27, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

committee assignments[edit]

Sen.-Elect Hirono will also serve on the Veterans Affairs and Energy and Natural Resources Committees. (talk) 21:57, 26 December 2012 (UTC)


The article is very weak on Hirono's accomplishments as an elected official. How has she improved the lives of her constituents? What legislation has she introduced? Sponsored? Championed? What are her goals as senator and how has she worked to meet them? —ADavidB 23:45, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

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