Candidate Forum – Virginia 5th Congressional District

Congressman Bob Good (R) and challenger Josh Throneburg (D) were invited to participate in a candidate forum to share their positions on issues of concern to citizens in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. Regrettably, Congressman Good declined the invitation.

Democratic candidate Josh Throneburg is the father of two young children and an ordained minister who now owns Nooks & Crannies Cleaning, a small, eco-friendly cleaning company. After college, Josh moved to South Korea where he met his wife of almost 20 years, Minhee. Moving back to the US, Josh attended seminary and then became lead minister of Highrock Church in Brookline, MA.

Included in Josh’s priorities is to address the existential threat posed by climate change, and he proposes policy change that would put thousands of Virginians to work creating and manufacturing cutting-edge green energy technology, rebuilding our infrastructure, and helping redress air and water pollution. As part of a multi-racial family, Josh is a passionate advocate for racial justice.

Candidate Forum

Virginia 5th Congressional District

Josh Throneburg speaks to residents

by Alexia Williams, CBS19 NEWS

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Democrat Congressional nominee Josh Throneburg campaigned in Charlottesville on Wednesday as part of his bid to represent the Fifth Congressional District of Virginia.

Throneburg, while speaking at a Senior Statesmen of Virginia event, referred to his background as a small business owner, father and minister.

His most important topics on the campaign trail are climate change and racial inequality.

“Addressing the issue of a warming planet, and trying to curb some of those negative effects of that, that’s a big one for me. Dealing with issues around race and sexism, because I’m the father of, you know, younger women and women of color. And so, we need to make sure that they have absolute access to all of the same opportunities, and the same fairness, and justice in our system,” Throneburg said. “We are building something in our country, even in the sense of our democracy, that is providing a firm foundation for the future.” Throneburg claims this is the main reason he’s running.

Republican incumbent Bob Good declined the invitation to participate in the event.

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