Today we’re getting to know State Strategist Josh Tovey. A Michigan native who cut his teeth in politics in the Buckeye State, Josh is a proud husband and father who adds years of experience to the Majority Strategies team.
Where are you from originally, Josh?
I grew up in Grand Blanc, Michigan, which is a suburb of Flint.
Tell us about your family.
I am married to an amazing woman, Danielle, who I could not live without. We have two daughters and are excited to welcome our third child this spring!
Where did you go to school?
16 years of Catholic education! After graduating from Powers Catholic in Flint, I went to the University of Dayton. It’s at UD that I met my wife and got involved in politics, interning for Jon Husted.
How would you describe yourself?
Motivated. As the father of young children, life constantly throws curve balls my way. I am a firm believer in keeping my eye on the prize and focusing on my goals. The best way to do this is to remember why I am involved in the first place and for whom I am motivated for.
What is the last book you read?
Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam
What is your favorite song?
The Best is Yet to Come by Frank Sinatra
Who is your favorite president?
George Washington – he set a high bar.
What would you consider your greatest accomplishment?
I’ve been able to achieve a number of life goals under the age of 30; growing my family while simultaneously working on my desired career path to begin my time with a company I believe in.
What was your first campaign?
When I was in the 5th grade, I went to school with a George Bush button on and convinced the majority of my class to vote for him in the mock election.
Best day on the campaign trail?
Election Day – that’s the day when all your hard work pays off.
Tell us about your favorite vacation.
Taking my family to Walt Disney World!
What is your favorite ad of all time?
I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing Coke ad … I love it at the end of Mad Men.
What’s on your bucket list?
Visit Poland and see where my ancestors came from.
Favorite meal on the road?
A Chick-Fil-A sandwich with a strawberry shake.
Why Majority Strategies?
Majority Strategies has years of experience in the market with tangible results to make a difference whether it is political, advocacy, or brand. Our creative team and data make all the difference to convey the desired message(s) to the right individuals and delivered in a way that it will be remembered and effective. We’re the leaders in the field, and I believe in working for and with the best.
You can reach Josh here or get in touch with our entire Majority Strategies team.