Joshua Cole was only 73 votes away from winning this district in 2017.
In 2017 Josh was the first African American to receive any party's nomination for the 28th district. His close 2017 election was riddled with controversy where 143 voters were given the wrong ballot.
Josh started his career in politics in 2005 as a page for the Virginia House of Delegates. He served as a Staff Assistant to the Clerk of the Virginia State Senate in 2016 and most recently as Delegate Fowler's Chief of Staff.
He currently serves on the Stafford County Public School's Superintendent's Equity, Diversity and Opportunity Committee, the greater Fredericksburg Area Interfaith Council, and is the President of Stafford County NAACP.