The 2nd congressional district in Hawaii was represented by American politician Tulsi Gabbard from 2013 until 2021. She also works as a political commentator and US Army Reserve officer. She received a plurality of 43% of the vote in the 2002 Democratic primary, which had four candidates, to represent Hawaii’s 42nd House of Representatives district.
Afterwards, she defeated Republican Alfonso Jimenez in the general election by garnering 60.7% of the vote. She was elected to the state legislature of Hawaii at the age of 21, making history as the state’s youngest legislator and the youngest woman ever to hold that position. She won a unanimous vote in January 2013 to become the Democratic National Committee’s vice chair for a four-year term.
At a ceremony held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in October 2015, she was elevated from the rank of captain to major. She started a petition in July 2016 to stop the nomination process for the Democratic Party’s superdelegates. She offered her support to several Republican candidates for election in October 2022.
The Democratic Party’s shift in stance on social issues and foreign policy were cited as the main reasons for her departure in the same month that she announced she had completely left the party. She did not join the Republicans, however, and is currently unaffiliated with any other group.
Tulsi Gabbard Family
Tulsi Gabbard comes from a family of seven. This includes her parents and four siblings.
Tulsi Gabbard Husband
She is currently married to cinematographer and editor, Abraham Williams. They got married in 2015 in Hawaii in the USA.
Tulsi Gabbard Ex Husband
Tulsi Gabbard’s ex-husband is Eduardo Tamayo who happens to be a businessman from Hawaii. They were married from 2002 to 2006.
Tulsi Gabbard Parents
Tulsi Gabbard is the daughter of Mike Gabbard and Carol Porter Gabbard. Mike and Carol are former teachers.
Tulsi Gabbard Children
Tulsi Gabbard has no children currently.
Tulsi Gabbard Siblings
Tulsi Gabbard has four siblings, two brothers and two sisters. They are Bhakti Gabbard, Jai Gabbard, Aryan Gabbard and Vrindavan Gabbard.