Democratic National Convention
Original post made by Toni Patterson, University South, on Sep 4, 2012
Tulsi Gabbart, house candidate from Hawaii.
This will be a different convention. She spoke more about veterans than all the Republican National Convention speakers COMBINED.
I am very impressed with her. We'll hear about her again!
In 2002, at the age of 21, Gabbard became the youngest legislator ever elected in the history of Hawaii, and the youngest woman ever elected to state office in the nation. As State Representative for the Oahu 42nd District (which covers Waipahu, Honouliuli and Ewa Beach), she served on the Education, Higher Education, Tourism and Economic Development committees.
In April 2003, while serving in office, Gabbard enlisted in the Hawaii Army National Guard. In July 2004, Gabbard gave up her seat in office to deploy with her Hawaii National Guard unit, volunteering for an 12-month combat tour in Iraq, where she served in a field medical unit. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at the end of this tour.