Josh King is an Iraq War veteran, a deputy sheriff, a leader in his local union (SEIU) and an advocate for people with special needs. He has been a public servant for almost 19 years, and is the first Democrat to run for Sheriff in 16 years.
Josh started his service in the Army as a military policeman. He served two tours of duty in Iraq, where he worked in the POW camps and trained Iraqi police. After his service ended, he took a position as a site manager for a local government contracting agency. There, he managed multiple sites and protected top secret data and technology.
Josh is currently employed as a deputy sheriff for Fairfax County, where he became a certified general law enforcement instructor and managed a peer support team as the training coordinator. In that role, he organized crisis intervention training (CIT), as well as training for suicide prevention and crisis management. He is also a graduate from NOVA Community College and holds a bachelor’s in Public Administration from George Mason University.
Josh is the proud parent of nonverbal teenage daughter with autism. As an appointee to the Prince William County Committee for Persons with Disabilities, Josh advocated for services for all people with special needs.
As a leader in his local union, Josh advocated for pay increases for teachers and home healthcare workers.
Josh currently serves on the Virginia War Memorial Board, where he advocates for Virginia veterans and their families to be remembered for their service to our country.
Finally, as a community leader for the last four years, Josh has personally knocked on over 10,000 doors and spoken with thousands of residents about civic engagement. He has visited many churches, mosques and places of worship. Through the honor of running for office, Josh has built relationships with our local elected officials and their staff.
Josh and his wife Candi live in Dumfries. All three of their children attend Prince William County Public Schools.