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About Josh

US Army Special Forces

Josh’s commitment to public service began on September 11, 2001, when on one of his first days at Yale University he watched as terrorists attacked Americans on our own soil. Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the US Army as a Special Forces (Green Beret) Soldier. During multiple deployments to Afghanistan and South America, Josh became convinced that nothing was more important to a society’s well being than sound laws and a strong education system.

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Josh Tarsky Teaching

Teaching

Leaving active duty, Josh matriculated at Harvard University where he received a Master in Education and dedicated himself to fixing America’s education system. After graduation, Josh taught English in Lawrence during the day and spent his evenings earning a law degree from Suffolk University with help from the GI Bill.

School Leadership (Principal)

Josh transitioned to education administration and is currently the principal of a grades 6-12 public Middle-High School. While he has implemented positive changes and policies as a building based principal, he knows he can help more people across the Commonwealth as your State Representative.

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Josh Tarsky, Attorney, and his daughter

Attorney

Combining nearly 20 years of military experience with his law degree, Josh currently serves the Massachusetts National Guard as a Judge Advocate General (JAG), assisting soldiers and commanders make decisions based on sound legal reasoning.

Father

Josh lives in Needham with his wife and three children. He enjoys running and hiking through the Needham Town Forest. Please reach out to him. Get to know him. He is approachable and available. Most importantly, he will work tirelessly to understand the challenges faced in our Commonwealth, advocate for those he represents, and implement the type of government we all deserve.

Josh Tarsky and Family

In the Media

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Special Forces Soldiers receive medals for valor

Josh Tarsky delivering graduation speech

Watch Josh delivering his graduation speech at Mashpee Middle-High School in 2022

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2015 Pat Tillman Foundation Tillman Scholar

Josh Tarsky and others

Tillman Tuesday: From a Green Beret to Teaching, Joshua Tarsky Has a Passion For Education

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Task & Purpose: 6 Tillman Scholars With Incredible Backgrounds

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American Bar Association : Welcome New Members

The Falconer: Outside the Classroom With Mr. Tarsky

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JOSH TARSKY IS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE US ARMY AND A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS NATIONAL GUARD. USE OF HIS MILITARY RANK, JOB TITLES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN UNIFORM DOES NOT IMPLY AN ENDORSEMENT BY THE ARMY OR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE