Born on a farm in El Dorado, Josh is a fifth generation Arkansan and long-time small business owner. He’s familiar with the challenges facing entrepreneurs and local businesses, from rising healthcare costs to attracting and retaining a skilled workforce. He understands the frustrations of having to watch billion-dollar companies get tax breaks while mom and pop shops get crumbs.
In 2018, Josh first got involved in electoral politics. Running in the most Republican Congressional district in the state, Josh made positive gains for the Democratic Party during the race by adding 17,000 more voters to support the Democratic candidate and energizing and engaging the activist base in a demographically changing part of the state.
Since the election, Josh has continued working to build a better Arkansas. He is the founder of the New Leaders Council – Arkansas Chapter, which looks to recruit and train progressive millennial leaders that will one day be the next candidates, political entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders of Arkansas.