Governor of Hawaii
The Governor of the State of Hawaii is the head of the executive branch of Hawaii's government and commander-in-chief of the state's military. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws. He also has the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Hawaii Legislature, and the power to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment.
|Governor of Hawaii|
|Term length||Four years, maximum of two terms consecutively|
|Inaugural holder||William F. Quinn|
|Formation||August 21, 1959|
There have been seven governors of the state. Two have been elected to three terms. Three have been elected to two terms. The only one-term governor was the first, William F. Quinn. He also served a term as territorial governor. No state governor has resigned or died in office. No territorial governor ever died in office. George Ariyoshi was the first Asian American to be governor of any U.S. state. The current governor is Josh Green. He took office on December 5, 2022.
List of governors change
Living former governors change
|Name||Term of office||Date of birth|
|George Ariyoshi||1974–1986||March 12, 1926|
|John D. Waihee III||1986–1994||May 19, 1946|
|Ben Cayetano||1994–2002||November 14, 1939|
|Linda Lingle||2002–2010||June 4, 1953|
|Neil Abercrombie||2010–2014||June 26, 1938|
|David Ige||2014–2022||January 15, 1957|
- "Constitution of the State of Hawaii". State of Hawaii. 1959. Retrieved July 12, 2010.
- "The Public Should Know the Truth Behind Government Pay Raises". Hawaii Reporter. January 20, 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2010.[permanent dead link]
- HI Const. art. V, § 1
- HI Const. art. V, § 5
- HI Const. art. IV, § 16