Leading the fight for a better tomorrow
I am an ordained minister, a dad of two young girls, and the Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia’s Fifth District. I am running because now is the moment to lead with values of compassion and common sense. While many politicians focus on self-serving ambition, I’m fighting for a better tomorrow by taking on the climate crisis, reinvesting in our small towns, and dismantling systems of oppression.
I am an ordained minister, a dad of two young girls, and the Democratic nominee to represent Virginia’s Fifth District in Congress. I have been married to my wife, Minhee, for almost 20 years. Our daughters are Lucy (12) and Agnes (6).
I grew up in a farming family in a town of just 500 people. Life as a kid in that small town felt simple – play football, bale hay, and go to church. The lessons from that small town and its country church were simple, too – work hard and serve others.
The desire to serve has been central to my pursuits, both pastoral and political. But it’s not just a desire to serve that inspires this campaign, it’s also the fears of a father. Standing at the center of my candidacy for U.S. Congress are my two daughters and the uncertain future they are inheriting.
America is facing incredible challenges. Our planet is in crisis and there’s no guarantee that it will remain habitable. Our national debt is spiraling out of control and there’s no plan to address it. Communities of color suffer under systemic racism while rural communities remain long neglected. Democracy, the beating heart of this incredible nation, is under attack.
These issues threaten the future we hand our children. However, there is hope and there is opportunity! We can fight climate change and create jobs while building a more equitable future for all, but we need compassionate and common sense leadership to do it. That is why I’m running for Congress – to serve the 5th district each and every day and to fight for a better future for our kids tomorrow. If you want to fight for that future too – join us!
America is facing incredible challenges both now and in the years ahead. Josh Throneburg is committed to serving the Fifth district every day and fighting for a better future for our kids.
If you want to fight for that future too – join Josh!