US House, CA-09

Josh Harder


  • Will build a sustainable water future
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a stellar lifetime score of 98% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • Serves on the House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
  • Holding this seat in California will help the environmental movement reclaim a pro-environment majority in the House of Representatives in 2024, which will help pave the way for climate action

Candidate Background

Representative Josh Harder is running for a fourth term to represent California’s 9th congressional district. After college, Harder helped organize small farmers in Kenya and Uganda while working with the Gates Foundation and other nonprofits. After business school, he worked at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he worked with small businesses to help them grow and create jobs. He currently teaches business at Modesto Junior College. Harder is a clean water champion and has fought for increased federal funding to target droughts in California and works with local experts to support climate policies. In Congress, Harder will fight for clean air, a sustainable water future for the Central Valley, and clean energy investments. Representative Harder has earned a stellar lifetime score of 98% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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