Tulsi Gabbard served as the US representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district from 2013 to 2021. Representing Democratic party until 2022, Tulsi decided to leave the party and become an independent in October 2022. Gabbard’s political career began when she was only 21 years old and got elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives. After leaving the Democratic Party, Gabbard is all set to join Fox News as a paid contributor. Do not miss out on important details such as Tulsi Gabbard net worth 2023, what all she is up to after she leaving the former political party, etc.
Tulsi Gabbard Net Worth as in 2023
|Political party||Independent (2022–present)|
|Net worth (2023)||$1 million (est.)|
Tulsi Gabbard Personal Biography
Tulsi Gabbard was born on April 12, 1981 in Leloaloa, American Samoa to Carol Porter and Mike Gabbard. Her father Gerald Michael “Mike” Gabbard is a Samoan American politician, currently serving as the Hawaii State Senator for District 20 from the Democratic party, since 2006. Tulsi has three elder and one younger sibling. Other than politics, Tulsi has served in the military as well.
Gabbard married Eduardo Tamayo in 2002 but they got divorced citing “the stresses war places on military spouses and families” as a reason. Gabbard married freelance cinematographer and editor Abraham Williams in 2015. Williams is also the son of her Honolulu office manager.
|Full name||Tulsi Gabbard|
|Political party||Independent (2022–present)|
|Other political party||Democratic (until 2022)|
|Years active (in office)||January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2021|
|Education||Leeward Community College Hawaii Pacific University (BS)|
|Military service||2003 – present|
|Military rank||Lieutenant Colonel|
|Date of birth||April 12, 1981|
|Spouse||Abraham Williams (2015 – present) Eduardo Tamayo (2002 – 2006)|
|Parents||Carol Porter Gabbard (mother) Mike Gabbard (father)|
Political Career of Tulsi Gabbard
Gabbard won the four-candidate Democratic primary voting in 2002 and got selected for the 42nd district of the Hawaii House of Representatives. Now, representing the Democratic party, Gabbard won the general election defeating Republican Alfonso Jimenez. Gabbard became the youngest legislator ever elected in Hawaii’s history and the youngest woman ever elected to a US state legislature at the age of 21. In December 2012, Gabbard applied to be considered for appointment to the US Senate but was not included in the on the list of candidates sent to the governor by her party. Check other Politicians Worth
In 2011 Gabbard announced her candidacy for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district and won the election with 55% votes. Gabbard was reelected for a second term in 2014 and then further won the third and fourth term in 2016 and 2018 respectively. In February 2019, Gabbard officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign and became the first female combat veteran to run for president. In March 2020, she dropped out and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden.
Awards and honors
For her services in the politics, Gabbard has been presented with numerous awards and honors.
- For her efforts on behalf of veterans, Gabbard received the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award in 2013 at a ceremony at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
- Elle magazine honored Gabbard at the Italian Embassy in the United States during its annual “Women in Washington Power List” in 2014.
- Again in 2015, she received the National Association of Counties County Alumni Award for her “steadfast commitment to the nation’s counties”.
- The same year, Gabbard also received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the National Parks Conservation Association.
- For “her dedication to serving and empowering human trafficking survivors in Hawaii” Gabbard received the Ho’ola Na Pua Advocacy Award at annual Pearl Gala in 2018.
- Gabbard was also honored as Hawai’i Pacific University’s 2018 Paul T. C. Loo Distinguished Alumni in 2018.
Tulsi Gabbard Political Party
In October 2022, Tulsi announced that she is leaving the Democratic Party and go independent. A month after the announcement, Gabbard is ready to join Fox News as a paid contributor. In 2020, she pursued the Democratic nomination for president but she has been distancing herself from the party ever since. She appeared frequently as a guest on Fox News’ most-watched shows The Five and Tucker Carlson Tonight. Gabbard broke up from the party stating ‘it is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness’.
Tulsi Gabbard Contact Details
|Mailing Address||PO Box 1401, Honolulu, HI 96807|
|Official Website||Check Here|
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Tulsi has not retired from politics but has rather decided to run independent.
Yes, Tulsi Gabbard is the daughter of Mike Gabbard.