Born and raised in the community he serves, Josué is a proud resident of Southeast Los Angeles, and more specifically, the City of Cudahy. His goals upon getting elected to the Cudahy City Council in March 2009 were to reduce crime, improve public transportation, and work closely with the public schools in the area. He has started a scholarship foundation at two local high schools, Bell High School and Elizabeth Learning Center; has been appointed to the Gateway Cities Council of Governments Board of Directors, the MTA Governance Council and he continues to work closely with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in outreach programs in the community, as well as with faith-based teen youth groups. He also currently chairs the Latino Caucus for the Young Elected Officials Network, a national organizational of elected political leaders under the age of 35.
Upon graduating with honors from Bell High School, Josué received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and has completed various graduate education courses such as the Graduate Realtor Institute, and the Ross Minority Program in Real Estate from the University of Southern California. He is on track to complete a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University in Burbank in December 2012.
Aside from Politics, Josué also works as a full time Real Estate Broker, which allows him to educate the community in regards to financial independence and give many families their opportunity for homeownership, specifically the Latino community. He serves as an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals as well as on the Board of Directors for the Rancho Southeast Association of Realtors.
Josué is an avid hiker and ran the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon in honor of the Dream Act.