Josh Harder is a strong advocate for clean air and water and addressing climate change.
Harder has devoted his career to advocating for better lives and economic growth—he has worked for the Gates Foundation, and other nonprofits, in addition to organizing farmers in Kenya and Uganda. Previously, he worked to grow small businesses and create jobs with Bessamer Venture Partners and taught business classes at Modesto Junior College.
In Congress, Harder will invest in water efficiency, expand water storage so that the Central Valley is better equipped for droughts, and advocate for inland desalination plants, in order to increase water production.
Harder joins the U.S. House after defeating Representative Jeff Denham, who earned an 6% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In his own words:
“Water has been the critical issue for agriculture in the Valley since my great-great-grandfather began farming in Manteca more than 170 years ago, and we will never solve our problems by shipping it to Southern California. For too long, politicians have haggled over our water crisis instead of working to solve it. I’ll work with Republicans and Democrats alike to find solutions to secure our water supply for future generations.”
Source: Josh Harder for Congress.