Josh Green Wins Hawaii Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination

Josh Green

CNN predicts that Lieutenant Governor Josh Green will be the Democratic nominee for governor of Hawaii.

As of 8.00 a.m. ET on Sunday, Green was ahead with 63.7% of the votes, while the former first lady of Hawaii Vicky Cayetano got 21.4% & representative Kai Kahele got 13.3%.

For the state’s open second Congressional District, CNN predicts that ex-senator Jill Tokuda will secure the Democratic candidacy, while Republican Joe Akana will get the nomination of his party. 

A Short Intro On Josh Green

At 7 a.m. Sunday morning ET, Tokuda had 58.6 percent of the vote against Patrick Branco’s 24.6 percent in the State House of Representatives.

CNN predicts that both U.S. representative Ed Case (D-CA-1), who represents the state’s first congressional district, and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) will be reelected this year and face opponents from the Republican Party in November.

Former emergency department physician and state senator Josh Green won the nomination over incumbent Kai Kahele and former first lady Vicky Cayetano.

The New York-born Josh Green spent his formative years in Pittsburgh. In 2000, he relocated to Hawaii for his National Health Service Corps assignment. From 2004 through 2018, he represented Hawaii in the state legislature. According to his bio, he was appointed county executive in 2018 and took on the role of Covid-19 liaison for the state in 2020.

It was stated by Hawaii News Now that during a debate in July, Green criticized Kahele for only serving one time in Congress before leaving Washington to seek governor of Hawaii.

It was questioned earlier this year whether Kahele violated any ethics standards by continuing to work as a professional pilot for Hawaiian Airlines after he was appointed to Congress in early 2020 to succeed Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.