Josh Green raises funds on mainland for Hawaii governor’s race

The Ige administration on Wednesday issued a proclamation declaring emergency disaster relief for drought-stricken Maui County. Precipitation, stream flow and groundwater “continue to be significantly below normal,” a press release said.

The order came from Attorney General Clare Connors, who is acting governor this week while Governor David Ige is in Glasgow, Scotland for the COP26 climate change summit.

Where’s Lieutenant Governor Josh Green? Article V, Section 2 of the Hawaii Constitution states that the LG becomes the acting governor “in the absence” of the state governor.

However, Green is traveling this week as well, so Connors took on the role, Ige’s office reported on November 2. Green will take over when he returns to Hawaii on Thursday. Ige, who left Nov. 3, returns on Saturday.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green raised funds in the Washington, DC area for his expected gubernatorial candidacy in 2022. Cory Lum / Civil Beat / 2021

According to the state’s Campaign Expenses Commission, Green has raised funds on the mainland for his expected gubernatorial candidacy in 2022. Green has confirmed the fundraisers.

“I was asked in 2020 to present the Movement is Life healthcare conference that was held last week, and I took the time to see my family after that,” he said. declared Wednesday by SMS. “I hadn’t seen them for over a year. I’ll be back tomorrow. In the meantime, I have also met several national entities interested in partnering with Hawaii on health disparities and economic development and have also attended fundraisers hosted by friends.

Green hosted a fundraiser on November 4 at Bistro Cacao, which serves modern French cuisine, in Washington, DC. of Green’s campaign.

Green was also due to raise funds Wednesday at the home of David and Beth Javdan in Bethesda, Maryland. The suggested contribution for this last event is $ 6,000.

David Javdan is Managing Director of the New York and DC-based consulting firm Alvarez and Marsal.

Former Hawaii first lady Vicky Cayetano is running for governor while former Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell leans heavily in that direction. But Green has raised the most money for the race so far and has been in the public eye often due to his medical history and the Covid-19 pandemic.

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