Lt. Gov. Green to Speak at Upcountry Rotary Meeting Lt. Gov. Josh Green at the Hawai‘i Island Home for Recoveryʻs edible community garden. File photo: Lt. Gov. Josh Green’s office
Lt. Gov. Josh Green will speak at the Friday, June 10, 2022, meeting of the Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui. He will take a look back at the past two years and share his vision for Hawai‘i in the next two years.
Dr. Green began his life’s work as a family and emergency room physician in rural hospitals and clinics on the Big Island. “Serving at times as the only physician in the rural districts of the state, he witnessed firsthand the lack of healthcare resources in those areas, which was his inspiration to begin his local political career and bring a voice to underserved communities,” according to an event announcement.
Dr. Green has been awarded Physician of the Year by the Hawaiʻi Medical Association twice in his career, most recently in 2022 for his leadership and service during the COVID pandemic. He continues to serve as an emergency room physician twice monthly on weekends on Hawai‘i island.
In 2004, Dr. Green was elected to the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives and served until 2008. Following his time as a state representative, Dr. Green served in the Hawai‘i State Senate from 2008 to 2018. As a state senator, Dr. Green served as majority floor leader and chaired the Health Committee and Human Services Committee.
According to the announcement, “Among many causes, he is especially proud of their work to pass Luke’s Law, which provides care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Tobacco and E-cigarette Regulations, which increased the legal age of sale to 21 for tobacco and e-cigarette products.”
He was named Hawaiʻi Legislator of the Year in 2013. Dr. Green was elected as Hawai‘i’s 14th lieutenant governor in 2018.
Priorities of his office include: homelessness crisis, healthcare disparities and statewide medical staff shortage and lack of affordable housing. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Dr. Green was named as the state’s COVID-19 liaison.
He is running for governor this year because “Hawai‘i needs elected leaders we can trust — to tell us the truth, keep us safe and informed, to care about working families, and to be transparent and accountable to the people,” according to the event announcement.
The meeting will start at 8 a.m. The club will meet at Upcountry Calvary Keiki Church, 1043 Makawao Ave., #105, in Makawao. A light breakfast will be served.
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To phone in, call 1-408-638-0968 and use the same meeting ID 775 6728 9666.
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