The Family Research Council announced today that Josh Duggar will head its legislative arm, which lobbies on pro-life and pro-family issues.
Josh is the oldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, whose family stars in the TLC show “19 Kids and Counting.” Josh has been interested in politics since he was young, when his father was a two-term Arkansas state representative and a candidate for U.S. Senate. In 2006 Josh founded a part-time consulting firm called Strategic Political Services.
During the 2012 Republican presidential primary, Josh served as a surrogate for former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA). Josh and Anna married in 2008. They have three children including their two-week-old newborn son, Marcus.
Commenting on the move, Perkins said:
“Josh and his wife Anna have been an inspiration to millions of Americans who regularly tune in to see the Duggar family’s show, and all of us at FRC and FRC Action have long appreciated their commitment to the pro-family movement. We welcome him to the FRC Action team and look forward to taking our grassroots outreach to the next level.”
Of his new role at FRC Action, Duggar said:
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“I’m very excited about joining FRC Action and working to promote the values that have always been close to my heart and my family. In this capacity, I will be engaging the grassroots and taking the message of faith, family and freedom all across America.”
Yesterday on his national radio show Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, Perkins interviewed Duggar about the move and announced that Josh will be joining FRC Action as its executive director.