Joshua G. Cole - Candidate for Delegate District 28

Joshua G. Cole - Candidate for Delegate District 28

Joshua G. Cole

District 28 - Fredricksburg

A bright new voice in Virginia State politics, Rev. Joshua Cole has placed his name in the running for state delegate in House District 28. Fr. Josh (as he is affectionately called), is an Assistant Pastor at the Union Bell Baptist Church, in Southern Stafford. A Fredericksburg native, Joshua is a product of the Stafford County Public School System. After graduating North Stafford High School in 2009, he attended Liberty University. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at New York Theological Seminary in Manhattan.

Interview with Joshua G. Cole

Joshua currently serves as a behavioral aid for students in the Richmond public schools; he also spends his extra hours volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of the Rappahannock Region. Working in the school system and with children has emboldened his desire to fight for the protection of public school education and reform.

Joshua received his start in politics in 2005 when appointed by Speaker William J. Howell as a Page for the House of Delegates. He served as the personal Page for (then) Governor Mark Warner that year. Joshua went on to serve as staff assistant to the senate chamber during the 2016 General Assembly. Joshua believes those who are willing to fight for the ideals of the citizens of their districts should be voted in, not politicians who will vote for what they’re paid to vote for.

Joshua is motivated by the convictions of his Faith and equipped with his knowledge of Richmond politics. If elected as State Delegate in District 28, he will devote his time to working on major issues of education, transportation, health care, and reform of our statejustice system. “Jesus fought for those who were outcast and for His people, I believe Ihave been called at this time to fight for all citizens in Virginia regardless of race, lifestyle or faith. For those who have no voice I want to be their voice!”