Josh Becker’s early career was defined by service both in El Salvador, where he spent six months working with refugees fleeing violence and in Washington DC where he served as press secretary for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky. After his stint in Washington Josh moved to California and enrolled in Stanford where he earned a joint MBA/JD.
Josh has released a comprehensive plan to combat climate change, by far the most comprehensive proposal of any candidate for this office. These proposals include; achieving carbon neutrality in state government agencies by 2030, paying farmers to sequester carbon, and a prize for breakthrough inventions in clean technology. He has earned the endorsements of the Sierra Club and League of Conservation Voters.
Josh believes healthcare is a human right and that single-payer must be our north star. This is a generational challenge that we can and must meet.
Josh is a leader in education advocacy, having served on the San Mateo County Childcare partnership council and on the UC Merced board of trustees. He is also a public-school parent in Menlo Park.
This district has more than its share of pioneering non-profits, successful and influential businesses, and world-class educational institutions. Josh’s 30 years of leadership in these sectors, make him ideally suited to bring the best ideas from each of them to Government.
Josh will fight for smart, transit-oriented growth. Local control must include local responsibility for the region we all share. If we can't do a better job of addressing this issue, we face a lost generation of middle-class residents, communities without nurses, teachers, and first responders.
In 2016 Josh’s work on education, the environment, and income equality was recognized with a Jefferson Award for Public Service, earning him praise from Michelle Obama and CBS News.
Josh is a founder of the Full Circle Fund, an organization which has raised more than $10 million and has supported more than 50 organizations pursuing innovation in energy, education, affordable housing and tech training.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freeman-means-business/support
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