Tulsi Gabbard currently serves in Congress (House) representing Hawaii’s 2nd district. She is the first American Samoan, as well as the first Hindu to serve in Congress. In 2002, she was the youngest woman to serve in Hawaii’s State House of Representatives at the age of 21. In 2004 she enlisted to Hawaii’s National Guard while still a State Representative, and decided not to run for re-election but instead volunteered to be deployed to Iraq for a 12-month tour. She currently holds the rank of Major.
Tulsi has grown incredibly popular within the Democratic Party, most recently vacating her role as vice-chair of the DNC to publicly endorse Bernie Sanders for President (the first female U.S. Representative to do so). Be on the lookout for this Natural Born World-Shaker to continue to inspire and do great things (I wouldn’t hate a Cory Booker/Tulsi Gabbard ticket, but that’s just my two cents)