About Josh

I believe I have the background and experience to make a real impact as a city councilmember.  My wife and I have lived in Edmonds for 16 years, purchasing a home that has now been in her family for 53 years.  I want to help make Edmonds the best it can be – to keep it a great place to raise a family and start a small business.

As a councilmember, I will focus on economic development, especially Highway 99 and Westgate redevelopment.  We need to support law enforcement and first responders, while finding comprehensive solutions to end the cycle of homelessness, crime, untreated mental health issues and addiction that have impacted so many of our neighborhoods and families.  We need to protect our critical areas even as we plan for future growth.  As a councilmember, I will focus on policy and good governance in a way that considers the needs of all citizens.

For the last 5 years I have served as Legislative Aide to Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright.  Prior to that, I was General Manager at The Ruins, a Seattle business.  I have a Masters in Policy Studies and Bachelor degrees in Political Science and English from the University of Washington.  I have been a community activist for almost 15 years, as well as serving on the Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee and engaging policy as a citizen on issues such as the Strategic Action Plan and HWY 99 Sub-Area Plan.