Joshua was born in Queens, New York to Abe and Janet Izaak. After a brief stint in Tucson Arizona, the Izaak family moved to Boca Raton, Florida in 1998. The members of the Izaak family attend B’nai Torah Congregation. Joshua spent most of his life living in the District, attending Waters Edge Elementary, Loggers’ Run Middle, Olympic Heights and West Boca Raton High Schools, graduating second in his class. Joshua attended college at Emory University in Atlanta, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Marketing from the Goizueta Business School.
Joshua spent his summers during college working in various forms of government. He interned for Congressman, then State Senator, Ted Deutch and Congressman Robert Wexler during the Congressman’s last year in office. Joshua worked on issues ranging from a farmer’s claim of adverse possession, to discrimination claims at a local university to federal issues such as the healthcare law, and improving U.S.-Russia relations.
After graduating from college, Joshua enrolled in the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he recently graduated and received his law degree. Joshua spent his first summer of law school interning for the local bankruptcy and foreclosure law firm of Bilu & Bilu, where Joshua helped keep Floridians in their homes, while also fighting against big banks’ false claims of possession.
During Joshua’s second summer in law school, he worked at the Democratic National Committee in the Voter Protection Department. Joshua worked to combat Republican attempts to restrict access to the vote through discriminatory laws aimed at reducing voter turnout. Joshua also worked to find solutions in response to the conservative Supreme Court’s decision to strike down portions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Joshua is running to be your next State Representative because he truly cares about the people of the District. They have been his family, his neighbors, and his friends for most of his life, and Joshua wants to author legislation that will bring positive change to the community. Whether it is expanding access to quality affordable healthcare, transitioning Florida to an alternative fuel economy, or reforming Florida’s education system away from the aptitude based testing regime of the FCAT, Joshua will spend every waking minute of his time as your State Representative fighting to improve your lives and the lives of your families.
If you wish to learn more about where Joshua stands on the issues, please explore the “Issues” tab at the top of your screen to get a detailed analysis of Joshua’s policy positions.
It would be a great honor to represent you in the Florida legislature, and I hope to receive your vote during the Democratic Primary on August 26, 2014.