Candidate Details

Josh Harder

House - Challenger

Democrat Josh Harder is a 5th generation resident of the Central Valley.  He grew up in Turlock, where his dad worked at a local Wal-Mart. After graduating from Modesto High, Josh worked his way through Stanford, and then Harvard Business and Harvard Kennedy School while earning degrees in Business and Policy. Josh has spent the last 10 years working with entrepreneurs and small businesses, helping them grow and create thousands of new jobs. He has worked with the Gates Foundation and other nonprofits to organize small farmers in Kenya and Uganda, as well as Bessemer Venture Partners. Most recently, Josh taught business at Modesto Junior College until he took a leave of absence to focus on the race. Josh is running for Congress to put his business experience to work as a bipartisan leader.