Joshua Barrett is a retired Combat Engineer with the US Marine Corps who served over eight years in the Marines including three combat tours overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal three times for his combat actions in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Barrett has performed extensive work in cyber security, management, and public policy. After retiring from the Marines, Barrett settled on the family farm in St. Francois County with his wife, Lauren, and their three boys Tristan, Gavin, and Brayden. They also have two rescue dogs they consider a part of the family—a German Shepherd named Maddie and Black Lab named Fitzgerald.
Barrett serves on the Board of Directors of United Technology Solutions, a family-owned software company. He is a security officer at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, the Chairman of the St. Francois County Republican Central Committee, and Co-Founder of the St. Francois County Conservative Club. Barrett also is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and a former Junior Vice Chairman of the Farmington Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter.
Barrett believes politicians today have strayed too far away from our founders’ vision and the principles of the constitution. He will always support the Second Amendment rights of all Missourians, oppose so-called “Red Flag” laws, and fight against big government databases that threaten the rights and privacy of all Missourians.
Barrett is 100% Pro-Life and promises to always support and defend the lives of the unborn. Barrett opposes public funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
Barrett supports President Trump and his MAGA Agenda. Barrett believes we must secure our border and build the wall to combat the rise of illegal immigration in our state and country. Barrett opposes taxpayer benefits for illegal immigrants.
Barrett supports cutting burdensome government regulation and red tape that is strangling our small business owners and farmers. Barrett supports cutting taxes on Missouri’s working families and will oppose all efforts to raise taxes in Missouri.
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