A record of commitment and dedication to Edison.

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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 at-large, representing all of Edison Township. 

 

At 27, Joshi was the youngest elected official in a municipality of over 100,000 residents in North-East America. Joshi's record and commitment to Edison Township speak for itself.

2005

First Campaign

Joshi was among the earliest staffers in the Jun Choi for Mayor campaign. Joshi was then hired as the youngest political field supervisor where he made county and statewide relationships in campaign strategy.

2007

Behind the Scenes

Joshi was hired as the Campaign Manager for the Edison Democrats and began consistently attending Council Meetings

2009

Activism

Joshi became known as an activist organizing hundreds of residents to seek police department and public safety reform

2010-15

Fair Rental Housing Authority

Mayor Antonia "Toni" Ricigliano and the Edison Council appointed Joshi to serve on the Fair Rental Housing Authority.

2017-19

Edison Council

Joshi was endorsed by the Democratic Organization and won the Democratic Primary

2004

Starting Off

At age 14, Joshi was an intern with Mayor George Spadoro's Edison Youth Service Corps. He was staffed at the Edison Senior Citizens Center where he learned about the Edison Light Transit system, Mr. Fix It, and the profound impact government has on the lives of senior citizens.

2006

An Internship

Joshi was hired by Mayor Jun Choi to serve as an intern primarily in his administration and also rotated in every department within the Municipal Complex

2008

Joshi placed his name on the ballot for Edison Board of Education.

2010-11

Phase Two

Mayor Antonia "Toni" Ricigliano hired Joshi as an Edison Police 9-1-1 Telecommunicator. Joshi raised ~$40,000 to run for Edison Council. Joshi ran "Off the party line" and lost to Robert Karabinchak by ~200 votes. Robert Karabinchak now serves Assembly Whip for New Jersey.

2016

Zoning Board

Edison Council members unanimously appointed Joshi to serve on the Zoning Board of Adjustment where he spoke and voted against multi unit housing and the adverse impact of over-development on schools.

2020-21

Council Vice President

Joshi was elected as the Edison Council Vice President, the 3rd highest-ranking official for two consecutive years.