Justin Hwang

Justin Hwang

Justin Hwang, the Chairman of the Oregon GOP, is a multifaceted individual who brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his role. He is not only a successful local restaurant owner but also a loving husband, devoted son, and a passionate advocate for his community. Since 2003, Justin has called East Multnomah County his home, immersing himself in the vibrant fabric of the region. Born in South Korea in 1984, Justin Hwang and his parents emigrated to the United States when he was young, seeking new opportunities and a better life. At the age of 18, Justin obtained his U.S. citizenship, a milestone that deepened his connection to his adopted country. In 2006, he embarked on an entrepreneurial journey and opened his first restaurant, Joy Teriyaki, in Gresham. This venture marked the beginning of a successful culinary career that has flourished ever since.

Justin's dedication to his restaurants, including the expansion to Joy Poké, has been met with overwhelming support from the communities he serves in the Portland Metro area. His restaurants have become cherished gathering places, offering delicious cuisine and fostering a sense of community and togetherness.

Beyond his entrepreneurial pursuits, Justin Hwang is a committed community leader who actively gives back. His compassionate nature shines through in his involvement with Zarephath Ministries in Gresham, where he devotes his time to feeding the homeless. Justin also serves on multiple boards, including the Mount Hood Community College Foundation, Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation, Korean Society of Oregon, and the Korean War Memorial Association. His contributions extend to the Gresham Chamber of Commerce and the Gresham Rotary Club, where he actively participates in initiatives aimed at promoting local businesses and community development.

As the Chairman of the Oregon GOP, Justin Hwang brings a unique perspective and a deep commitment to advancing conservative values and principles. His diverse background, entrepreneurial spirit, and community involvement make him a respected leader who strives to make a positive impact in Oregon politics and beyond.

Justin's personal journey, rooted in hard work, resilience, and a strong sense of community, serves as an inspiration to others. He embodies the values of opportunity, perseverance, and service, and continues to contribute to the betterment of his community and the state of Oregon.


Chairman of the Oregon GOP

Location: Portland, OR DMA
Availability: On-camera, In-studio, Phone
Topics of Expertise:
  • Elections
  • Republican Politics
  • Public Safety
  • Lowering Taxes and Reducing Homelessness
  • Government Regulations
  • Cost of Living

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