(Photo Credit: Wikipedia)Dec 28, 2012Mazie Hirono
, is to be sworn in as the first Buddhist elected to the U.S. Senate.
The Democrat Senator-elect for Hawaii is also to be the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate,
as well as the first U.S. Senator born in Japan.
She will be replacing retiring Senator Daniel Akaka.
Interestingly the congressional seat she leaves behind will also be replaced by the U.S.'s first Hindu elected to the House of Representatives, Tulsi Gabbard, also from Hawaii.
Senator-elect Hirono is a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist.http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/in-2012-the-rise-of-a-new-religious-americahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazie_Hirono
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