Josh Remillard was born in Goldsboro. Having been passed around from foster home to foster home, he was adopted at the age of four by his grandparents and grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. Josh grew up learning the values of respect for others and selfless service shown by his grandfather’s service at the State Department and his grandparents' decision to adopt him.
Josh knows what it means to fight to protect our country and the constitution. His sense of service led him to enlist to serve in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman; he honorably served for eight years, deploying twice to combat in Iraq, to defend the values that our nation was founded on: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. While deployed, he earned his Combat Infantryman's Badge while being engaged by armed combatants. He quickly rose through the ranks earning his sergeant stripes for his demonstrated leadership in combat and back home on American soil. He attended and graduated both from the Warrior Leader's and Advanced Leader's courses.
Shortly after leaving the Army, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Washington. He then returned home to North Carolina with his wife, Rhiannon, to raise their family.
Before returning home, Hurricane Michael devastated communities along the East Coast. Joshua jumped into action to continue serving Americans. As a Grey-shirt volunteer with Team Rubicon, Joshua was trained and deployed to Marianna, Florida. Josh witnessed first hand the unimaginable loss that fellow Americans endured.
Josh and Rhiannon now live in Mills River with their two daughters, Gwenevere and Eowyn.
As the next Congressman for North Carolina’s 11th district, Josh is committed to improving the lives of Western North Carolinians.
I need your help to make Western North Carolina the community we continue to be proud to call home.