Joshua Boschee

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Joshua Boschee
Joshua A. Boschee 5-12-2017.jpg
Minority Leader of the North Dakota House of Representatives
Assumed office
December 3, 2018
Preceded byCorey Mock
Member of the North Dakota House of Representatives
from the 44th district
Assumed office
December 1, 2012
Serving with Blair Thoreson
Preceded byDon Clark
Personal details
Born (1982-05-24) May 24, 1982 (age 36)
Minot, North Dakota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationNorth Dakota State University (BA, MEd)

Joshua Boschee is an American politician, who was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives in the 2012 state elections. A member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, he represents the 44th District in the legislature, serving alongside Blair Thoreson in a dual-member district.[1]

He is the first openly gay candidate ever elected to the state legislature in North Dakota.[1] His campaign was opposed by a series of attack ads alleging that he was promoting a "gay agenda," which were revealed to have been funded by Virginia politician and anti-LGBT activist Eugene Delgaudio through his group Public Advocate of the United States.[2]

Originally from Minot, Boschee currently resides in Fargo, and was an employee of Minnesota State University Moorhead at the time of his election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ND Elects First Openly Gay State Legislator" Archived 2012-11-10 at the Wayback Machine. Valley News Live, November 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "Election Results: LGBT Races to Watch". The Advocate, November 6, 2012.

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North Dakota House of Representatives
Preceded by
Corey Mock
Minority Leader of the North Dakota House of Representatives
2018–present
Incumbent