HGEA Endorses Dr. Josh Green for Hawaii Governor

HONOLULU – Hawaii Government Employees Association, the state’s largest union, announced its endorsement of Dr. Josh Green for Governor of Hawaii. 

“Josh Green is the right person to lead our state in its recovery from the pandemic, and we look forward to working with him to make Hawaii a place where our middle class will thrive,” said HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira.

Perreira continues, “Like HGEA’s members, Josh Green spent the last two years on the front lines of the pandemic, providing critical services and care to those in our community who needed it most. Leaders step up in moments of crisis, and Josh proved to be the trusted voice of reason and science-based information for all of us as we struggled through the pandemic. He showed compassionate leadership and earned the public’s trust in a time of constant uncertainty. Now that the state is entering a new phase of the pandemic, we believe Josh Green is a tested leader who is committed to tackling the challenges facing our shrinking middle class.” 

“I am extremely grateful and proud to receive the endorsement and support of HGEA, the largest public workers’ union in Hawaii,” said Josh Green. “I know that together we will accomplish great things for Hawaii’s working families in the coming years.”

Josh Green understands that Hawaii’s cost of living is too high, forcing too many local families to leave the islands. Together, we believe that a multi-pronged solution will strengthen our middle class, and that includes:

  • Significantly increasing our affordable housing inventory
  • Addressing homelessness
  • Supporting a living wage
  • Standing up for working people

For more information about Josh Green’s priorities, visit www.joshgreenforhawaii.com 

Primary election day is August 13, 2022. For more information go to the State Office of Elections website.


About HGEA: HGEA was founded in 1934 to ensure fair and equitable representation for government employees. HGEA is the largest labor union in Hawaii, with more than 37,000 members. HGEA represents state and county employees in nine bargaining units. HGEA also serves a large associate membership of retirees, other state and county employees and officials, and federal and private sector employees.