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Josh Green (politician)

Josh Green[1]
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 3rd district
Assumed office
January 2009
Preceded by Paul Whalen
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 6th district
In office
January 2005 – January 2009
Preceded by Mark Jernigan
Succeeded by Denny Coffman
Personal details
Born February 11th, 1970
Kingston, New York
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jaime Ushiroda
Children MAIA and Sam
Residence Hawaii
Alma mater Swarthmore College
Pennsylvania State University
Profession physician/legislator
Religion Jewish
Website .orgjoshgreen

Joshua 'Josh' B. Green[2] 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.


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


  • 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,[3] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 11,351 votes (74.4%) against Republican nominee Jeff Lafrance.[4]
  • 2004 Challenging incumbent Republican Representative Mark Jernigan, Green was unopposed for the September 18, 2004 Democratic Primary, winning with 1,698 votes,[5] and won the November 2, 2004 General election with 4,337 votes (52.4%) against Jernigan.[6]
  • 2006 Green was unopposed for both the September 26, 2006 Democratic Primary, winning with 1,798 votes,[7] and the November 7, 2006 General election.[8]
  • 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%),[9] and was unopposed for the November 4, 2008 General election.[10]


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