SCHATZ, Brian Emanuel (1972-)
Senate Years of Service: 2012-

SCHATZ, BRIAN EMANUEL, a Senator from Hawaii; born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 20, 1972; attended Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii; B.A. Pomona College 1994; teacher; member of the Hawaii state house of representatives, 1998-2006; CEO, Helping Hands Hawaii, 2002-2010; chairman, Democratic Party of Hawaii, 2008-2011; Hawaii lieutenant governor, 2010-2012; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate on December 26, 2012, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel Inouye, and took the oath of office on December 27, 2012; subsequently elected in 2014 in a special election; reelected in 2016 for the term ending January 3, 2023.