Joshua David Hawley is an American politician and lawyer who has served as Missouri’s junior senator since 2019.
Hawley, a Republican, served as Missouri’s 42nd attorney general from 2017 to 2019, before defeating two-term Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill in the 2018 election.
He was also a postgraduate intern at St Paul’s School in London, an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, and a faculty member of the conservative Blackstone Legal Fellowship before becoming Missouri attorney general.
As Missouri attorney general, Hawley launched several high-profile lawsuits and investigations, including one against the Affordable Care Act, one into Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, and one into companies linked to the opioid epidemic.
Hawley became well-known in the Senate for his criticism of Big Tech, as well as his criticism of the Chinese government and support for an independent Hong Kong. His political views have been described as socially conservative.
When is Josh Hawley up for re-election?
Josh Hawley assumed office on January 3, 2019. His current term ends on January 3, 2025.