Josh Remillard was born in Goldsboro and grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. Having been passed around from foster home to foster home, he was adopted at the age of four by his grandparents. Josh grew up learning the values of respect for others and selfless service as instilled in him by his grandparents. His grandfather served in the State Department affording Josh the opportunity to live in Tel Aviv, Budapest and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Josh knows what it means to fight to protect our country and the Constitution. Josh enlisted to serve in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman and honorably served for eight years. He was deployed twice to combat in Iraq. He has defended the values that our nation was founded upon: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. While deployed, Josh earned his Combat Infantryman's Badge while being engaged by armed combatants. He was able to quickly rise through the ranks and earn his sergeant stripes for demonstrating leadership in combat. Josh attended and graduated both from the Warrior Leader's and Advanced Leader's courses.
Shortly after leaving the Army, Josh attended the University of Washington where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Philosophy.
When Hurricane Michael devastated communities along the East Coast, Josh jumped into action and became a Grey-shirt volunteer with Team Rubicon. Josh was trained and deployed to Marianna, Florida to help with the recovery efforts. Josh witnessed firsthand the unimaginable loss that fellow Americans endured following a natural disaster.
Josh and his wife Rhiannon now live in Canton with their two young daughters, Gwenevere and Eowyn. As the next Congressman for North Carolina’s 11th district, Josh is 100 percent committed to improving the lives of Western North Carolinians.