Tulsi Gabbard is an American politician and the Congresswoman for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. She is the first American Samoan, the first Hindu member, and, along with Tammy Duckworth, one of the first female combat veterans in the United States Congress.
Gabbard previously served on the Honolulu City Council and as a Hawaii state representative; she was the youngest woman in the United States to be elected to a state legislature. She is currently a Military Police Company Commander with the Hawaii Army National Guard, and has served on two deployments to the Middle East. She is also vice president and co-founder of the environmental non-profit organization Healthy Hawai'i Coalition.