Representative Adrian Tam was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in History from Penn State, he returned to Hawaii and became a licensed real estate agent. In 2016, he worked as a temporary hire at the Hawaii State House of Representatives before moving to the Hawaii State Senate to work for Senator Stanley Chang from 2017–2020. In 2020, Tam launched a successful campaign for the Hawaii State House of Representatives, defeating a sixteen-year incumbent in the primary election. During his first term representing District 22 (Waikiki, Ala Moana), he served as vice chair of the House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Homelessness, as vice chair of the House Committee on Culture and the Arts, and member of the House Committee on Finance.