Joe Bushnell is a US Marine Corps Combat Veteran, Tacoma Public Utilities Board Member, and currently works advocating for small businesses in food service and hospitality. His past experience also includes working in the Washington State Senate staff, serving as the Board Chair of the South Tacoma Neighborhood Council, on the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Food Advisory Board, the Travel Tacoma Mt Rainier Board of Directors, and as a volunteer with Toys for Tots.

Joe was born and raised in Tacoma. His mother immigrated from Cambodia and his father is a lifelong Tacoma resident. His grandfather was an Air Force Veteran and grandmother a University of Puget Sound graduate. Joe graduated from Stadium High School and attended Tacoma Community College before receiving his degree from The Evergreen State College. If elected, Joe will be the first Cambodian-American to serve on the Tacoma City Council.

To the right: Joe retired from the Marine Corps with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Use of military uniform does not imply the endorsement of the US Armed Services or DoD.