Joshua B. Green (born February 11, 1970) is an American politician and physician serving as the 14th and current Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii since 2018. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the Hawaii State Senator from the 3rd district from 2009 to 2018 and Hawaii State Representative for the 6th district from 2005 to 2009.
|14th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii|
|Assumed office |
December 3, 2018
|Preceded by||Doug Chin|
|Member of the Hawaii Senate|
from the 3rd district
November 4, 2008 – November 6, 2018
|Preceded by||Paul Whalen|
|Succeeded by||Dru Kanuha|
|Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives|
from the 6th district
November 2, 2004 – November 4, 2008
|Preceded by||Mark Jernigan|
|Succeeded by||Denny Coffman|
|Born||February 11, 1970|
Kingston, New York, U.S.
|Education||Swarthmore College (BS)|
Pennsylvania State University, Hershey (MD)
Green was elected to the Hawaii State House of Representatives on November 2, 2004 and served two terms before being elected to the Hawaii State Senate in 2008 where he previously chaired the Committee on Health and currently serves as the Majority Floor Leader.
Green championed the initiative to create an insurance mandate for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the legislation known as "Luke's Law" went into effect on January 1, 2016. He also led the charge in raising the legal age to obtain tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21, making Hawaii the first state to do so. In addition to his work in the State Legislature, Green is also an emergency department physician at Kohala Hospital on Hawaii Island.
Green won the Democratic primary as his party's nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii and was the running mate of incumbent Democratic Governor David Ige. They both won the general election on November 6, 2018. Ige tasked Green with addressing the chronic homeless crisis in Hawaii, calling on him to use his background as a physician to address the complex issues such as mental illness and addiction which affect the homeless at high rates in Hawaii.
Green is Jewish. In 2006 Green married Jaime Ushiroda. They have two children, Maia and Sam.
Green came to Hawaii to serve in the National Health Service Corps as a physician for the Big Island. He has remained a physician in Hawaii’s rural emergency departments while serving in public office.
|Party political offices|
| Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
| Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
Joshua or Josh Green may refer to:
Joshua Green (businessman) (1869–1975), prominent figure in the history of Seattle, Washington
Josh Green (politician) (born 1970), American politician in Hawaii
Joshua Green (journalist) (born 1972), American journalist and editor
Josh Green (ice hockey) (born 1977), Canadian ice hockey player
Josh Green (footballer) (born 1992), Australian rules footballer for the Essendon Bombers
Josh Green (basketball) (born 2000), Australian basketball player
Joshua Green (academic), Australian media scholar
Statewide political officials of Hawaii
Next-in-line of succession for states and territories without official lieutenant governors:
Political party affiliation:
Josh Green (D)