Josh has served as Spokane County Commissioner since November 2016. He has remained focused on economic development, fiscal responsibility, public safety, and bringing more transparency to County government.
Josh is a lifelong resident of Spokane County where he attended Mead schools. He earned an Associates Degree from Spokane Community College, then transferred to Whitworth University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and later, a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Josh became politically active in 2007, then he was appointed as a PCO. He has worked on several campaigns during the 2008 election cycle, and has continued to volunteer and work on campaigns in every election cycle since.
His involvement in the Republican Party runs deep. Josh has been a delegate to the precinct caucuses, county conventions, and a state convention. He is an elected PCO, was the treasurer of the Spokane County Republican Party, was the Vice President of the Spokane County Young Republicans, and was named Volunteer of the Year by the Spokane County Republican Party for his work during the 2010 elections.
Prior to serving as County Commissioner, Josh worked six years for the Washington State Legislature and was the Senior Legislative Assistant to then State Representative Jeff Holy. He managed Rep. Holy's campaign in 2012 and 2014, and prior to that, Josh served in the same capacity for former State Representative John Ahern.
In Olympia, Josh worked in the House of Representatives for six regular sessions and more special sessions than he'd like to remember. Josh is a small business owner as well. He owns a marketing company with his wife, Nichole. Josh has gained the experience working both for himself and in government to be a strong advocate for small businesses in our community.
Josh and his wife are high school sweethearts and have been married since 2011. They have a son, daughter, and two rescue dogs. Josh and Nichole both grew up in North Spokane County and decided to settle in Mead.