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Hawaiʻi's largest union endorses Lt. Gov. Josh Green for governor

State of Hawaii

Current Lt. Gov. Josh Green has picked up a major endorsement in his quest for the governor’s mansion.

The Hawaiʻi Government Employees Association, the state’s largest union with more than 37,000 members, has endorsed Green.

HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira lauded Green’s performance during the pandemic as one of the reasons for the endorsement.

Perreira also says Green understands the perils of Hawaii’s high cost of living, and will tackle the problems facing the state’s middle class.

Green is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor to replace the term-limited David Ige.

He faces two other prominent Democrats for the nomination, former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and former First Lady Vicky Cayetano.

The primary election is in August, followed by the general election in November.

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