U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, completing a campaign promise, has sold her Ko Olina home outside of her urban Honolulu 1st Congressional District.
Hanabusa’s residency became a political issue during her successful campaign last year. Even though federal law does not require members of Congress to live in the districts they represent, only the states, Hanabusa said she would find a home inside her district if elected.
The congresswoman rented a Kakaako apartment earlier this year. She and her husband, former state sheriff John Souza, are looking at buying a home in Nuuanu.
From her campaign:
While current State Reapportionment Commission proposals would place Ko Olina in the First Congressional District, Hanabusa felt it was important to make the move anyway. “I made a commitment to move,” Hanabusa said, “and I think some people would question whether having the district come to me, so to speak, would be the same thing. It’s important to me that I fully live up to my promises.”