Josh Post Will Deliver Reform and Fight for Positive Change!
The 13th Council District of Los Angeles needs a representative with fresh ideas, a vision for revitalization, and the independence to fight for our community. Josh Post will bring his progressive community organizing to City Hall to enhance transportation in our community, promote innovations in education and after school programs, advance environmental policy, and strengthen neighborhood safety.
Raised in rural Missouri, Josh has worked tirelessly over the past decade to improve Los Angeles and advocate for others in his community. Post began his career in City Hall under Mayor James Hahn with LA’s BEST Afterschool Program, where he worked side-by-side with the L.A. City Council, LAUSD, and community groups to ensure safe after school programs for children in L.A.’s roughest neighborhoods.
While working full-time at the Mayor’s Office, Josh enrolled in the night program at L.A.’s historic Southwestern Law School. In law school, Josh gained the necessary training and experience to aggressively advocate for community needs and economic improvement from Day 1 as Councilmember for the 13th District. He also excelled in urban planning and environmental law and served as Associate Editor of the Law Review and President of the Association of Trial Attorneys student chapter.
Josh next worked on ground-breaking human rights and government corruption cases as a staff attorney for a federal judge in downtown L.A. He also worked in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, fighting against government corruption.
More recently, Josh was a visiting professor in Guanajauto, Mexico, where he taught U.S. constitutional law to Mexican law students. Living in Guanajuato for close to a year, Josh immersed himself in the Mexican culture, learned Spanish, and launched a mentoring program that taught local youth the value of education. Today, Josh is an attorney with the California Department of Justice and Echo Park resident.
Josh’s activism is not limited to only professional and academic settings. In 2002, Josh was elected to serve on one of Los Angeles’ first certified neighborhood councils in the Mid-City area, where he advocated tirelessly for progressive change within the community.
Josh is also a committee member and event volunteer for L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program in Hollywood. He is a dedicated volunteer with Friends of the Los Angeles River. Josh is also involved with the Los Angeles County Young Democrats, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in MacArthur Park, and Triangle Square Elder Housing in Hollywood. Josh recently joined with Elysian Valley residents to advocate against air and sound pollution caused by the Metrolink yard next to the L.A. River.
In his free time, Josh enjoys jogging around Silver Lake Reservoir with his dog Hugo and cycling through the city, especially along the Los Angeles River. As a fan of modern art, Josh enjoys the local art scene and paints as a hobby.