|Name||Joshua Daniel Freed|
Bothell, Washington , United States
Dec 29, 2004 04:03am
|Info||Joshua Freed has been a resident of Washington for 31 years. He now resides with his wife, Lindie, and their three children, Caleb, Emilie and Janie, at the farm on which Joshua was raised. Joshua has also lived overseas for seven years, four in Egypt and three in Pakistan. |
Joshua earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Seattle Pacific University. After college he was president of Celebrations! – The Party Supply Company, which sold children’s party supplies over the Internet and by direct mail catalog. Joshua became president of Encourage International in 1999, promoting concerts and community events throughout the Eastside. Joshua earned his Masters in Counseling from Mars Hill Graduate School in Bothell. He owns Encourage Counseling where he practices as a Marriage, Family and Adolescent Counselor.
As a counselor, Joshua understands the painful circumstances families are facing due to excessive government regulations. Joshua is a board member for the International Deaf Education Association (IDEA). IDEA exists to improve the quality of life for deaf children and adults in third-world countries. Joshua and his family spend a few weeks every year working to improve the quality of life for children overseas. He and his wife, Lindie, have been leaders in weekly youth activities for six years. Joshua also worked with Bellevue Community Services to help adolescents through abusive situations. Joshua serves on the board for Protect-A-Child-Today (PACT), whose mission is to teach children how to protect themselves from sexual predators.
Joshua has been actively involved in Washington State politics. He worked as Mike Sherstad’s campaign manager for his successful race in 1996 for state representative. He served as an elected Precinct Committee Officer in 1995 and 1996. He later became area chair and then vice chairman for the First Legislative District Republicans. Joshua has led multiple Get-Out-The-Vote efforts in King and Snohomish Counties.
Joshua ran for State Representative in 2004 and 2006 in a democrat district and came within a hair of winning on both occasions. Joshua is well connected statewide and would serve us well with the grassroots support he has gathered over his years of experience. He knows the businesses and leaders in our State who are willing to financially invest in success. Joshua has raised over $300,000 for his races and enabled Republican warriors to help spread the Republican’s message of family values, low taxes and transparent government.