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Josh Green (politician)

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Preceded by  Paul Whalen
Political party  Democratic
Preceded by  Mark Jernigan
Spouse(s)  Jaime Ushiroda
Succeeded by  Denny Coffman
Name  Josh Green
Nationality  American

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Joshua B. "Josh" Green (born February 11, 1970) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate since January 16, 2013 representing District 3. Green served consecutively in the Hawaii State Legislature from 2005 until 2009 in the Hawaii House of Representatives. He was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College and in 1997 received his medical degree from Penn State University.


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, and continues to provide a leadership role statewide as Hawaii's Voice for Healthcare.

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. Green 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 legislature, Green is also an emergency room physician at Kohala Hospital on Hawaii Island.

In 2006 Green married Jaime Ushiroda. They have two children, Maia and Sam.


Green earned his bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College and his MD from Pennsylvania State University.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2015 Autism Speaks Legislative Champion
  • 2014 Advocacy Award, HAFP
  • 2013 HMA Legislator of the Year - vineo Video
  • 2013 ACOG Hawaii Legislator of the Year
  • 2012 Healthcare Association of Hawaii Legislator of the Year
  • 2009/2010 HMA Hawaii Physician of the Year
  • 2009 Legislator of the Year, Hawaii Dental Association
  • 2008 Outstanding Elected Leader, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii
  • 2007 Visionary Leadership Award, American Psychology Association, 2007
  • 2007 Friend of the Family Award, Hawaii Family Forum and Hawaii Catholic Conference, presented by Bishop Silva
  • 2006 Kulia Award, Hawaii Primary Care Association Legislator of the Year
  • 2006 Aloha Spirit Film Festival Award
  • 2005 Legislator of the Year, Hawaii Psychological Association.
  • Elections

  • 2014 Green was re-elected to the State Senate on November 4, 2014 with 82.46% of the vote. He has been named Majority Floor Leader and will continue to chair the Senate Health Committee. He has also been named Vice-Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee and Human Services Committee.
  • 2012 Green was unopposed for the August 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 5,981 votes, and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 11,351 votes (74.4%) against Republican nominee Jeff Lafrance.
  • 2004 Challenging incumbent Republican Representative Mark Jernigan, Green was unopposed for the September 18, 2004 Democratic Primary, winning with 1,698 votes, and won the November 2, 2004 General election with 4,337 votes (52.4%) against Jernigan.
  • 2006 Green was unopposed for both the September 26, 2006 Democratic Primary, winning with 1,798 votes, and the November 7, 2006 General election.
  • 2008 When Republican Senator Paul Whalen retired and left the Senate District 3 seat open, Green won the September 20, 2008 Democratic Primary with 6,802 votes (74.1%), and was unopposed for the November 4, 2008 General election.
  • References

    Josh Green (politician) Wikipedia

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