A record of commitment and dedication to Edison.
Sam Joshi was born and raised in Edison. Joshi currently serves as the Council Vice President in Edison Township, the 5th largest municipality in New Jersey. Joshi was elected as an at-large Councilmember at 27 years old, making him the youngest elected official in Edison’s history. Since joining the Edison Township Council in 2017, Joshi has worked to keep taxes low, help women and minority owned businesses get on their feet, and promoted green energy throughout the township.
Joshi has always been deeply involved in protecting and giving back to our community. While working as an Edison Police 9-1-1 Telecommunicator from 2010-2011, he worked at the Central Command Office for all public safety calls, including police, fire, and EMS, providing first responders with additional information on each call. Joshi served on the Fair Rental Housing Authority Board from 2010-2015 and the Edison Zoning Board from 2016 until he was elected to the Edison Township Council.
Last year, Joshi was on the front lines to stop the building of warehouses near Silver Lake Avenue that would have increased local truck traffic in our neighborhoods. Joshi also served as a liaison on the Amazon Community Board that worked to make Amazon pay for the sound wall between the Amazon warehouses and the surrounding neighborhood. He believes that your tax dollars should be used in investing in our town’s infrastructure, stopping overdevelopment and preparing for our future instead of wasteful spending that results in increased property taxes.