Joshua Boschee

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 44

Joshua was the first openly gay member of the North Dakota Legislature

Biography

Representative Josh Boschee was first elected to the ND House of Representatives in 2012 and re-elected for his second term in November 2016. Josh spent most 2018 running to be North Dakota’s 15th Secretary of State. While he didn’t win that race, he was elected by his fellow caucus members to serve as the House Minority Leader.

Representative Boschee’s legislative focus has been on passing a fully inclusive, statewide nondiscrimination statute, increasing opportunities for North Dakota small businesses, campaign finance reform, expanding access to local foods and developing a statewide commitment to moving North Dakotans out of poverty.

When he’s not representing his north Fargo constituents in Bismarck, Josh serves as the Broker for Hatch Realty, leading a team of 40 real estate agents and support professionals. Before he jumped into real estate, Josh worked in Student Affairs for eight years at NDSU and MSUM, where he found his passion for helping people establish, implement and achieve their goals.

An avid fan of everything downtown Fargo, in his free time, you can find Josh enjoying the food, sounds and life along Broadway. A veteran of many Fargo-Moorhead area nonprofit boards, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for Prairie Public Broadcasting, Act Up Theatre and the FM Pride Planning Committee. Josh lives in north Fargo with his partner Zach and Koda, their miniature Dachshund that rules the roost.

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