City: Mead, Washington
Education: Graduated from Mount Spokane High School in 2003. Earned associate degree from Spokane Community College in 2004 and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Whitworth University in 2006 and 2008.
Political experience: Elected Spokane County commissioner in 2016. Served six years as a legislative aide for state Rep. Jeff Holy and former state Rep. John Ahern. Previously served as a delegate to precinct caucuses and county and state Republican conventions. Has worked on Republican campaigns since 2008.
Work experience: Owns a small marketing company, River Marketing, with his wife. Previously worked as a server at Red Robin and a banker for U.S. Bank.
Family: Married to Nichole Kerns. Has two children.
Campaign finance: Raised about $40,100 as of Sept. 11, 2020, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. Top contributors include the Washington Association of Realtors Political Affairs Council, Avista Corp. and developer Harley Douglass.
- Web: joshkerns.com