Josh Green


Elected Hawaii’s 9th Governor in 2022

Early Years: Born February 11, 1970, in Kingston, New York

Education:  Quaker Valley High School; Swarthmore College for a Bachelor of Science in anthropology; Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at Pennsylvania State University for a Doctor of Medicine

Career: After completing his residency in 2000, Green joined the National Health Service Corps and was stationed in Hawaii as a physician for the Big Island. He practiced family medicine and worked in emergency rooms. At times, he was the only physician in the island's rural areas. He has been awarded Physician of the Year by the Hawaii Medical Association twice in his career, first in 2009, and again in 2022 for his leadership and service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Green was elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2004 and the Hawaii Senate in 2008. In 2018, Green was elected as lieutenant governor of Hawaii alongside incumbent Democratic governor David Ige. He has remained a physician in Hawaii’s rural emergency departments while serving in public office and returns to the Big Island to practice medicine.

Follow the Governor on Twitter and Facebook

Learn more on the Governor’s official website

About Hawaii

Nickname: The Aloha State

Capital: Honolulu

Population: 1.4 million

Size: The state covers 10,931 square miles

Economic drivers: tourism, agriculture

Did you know? Hawaii is the 11th-least populous state, but the 13th-most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states.

sign up for our newsletters