Editor,

My introduction to Mr. Josh Harder was at Modesto High School. Over a decade ago, Josh was a student in my standard level psychology course during his junior year. This class is one of many offered through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Essentially, the courses are at the introductory university level.

From the beginning, Josh was a standout. He knew the subject well. He stayed current as the year progressed and ended the second semester at the top of his class. Josh was one of the brightest and most insightful students I had the privilege to mentor over my high school teaching career. Upon graduating from the IB program, Josh went on to attend Stanford University for his undergraduate degree and then Harvard University for post-baccalaureate work.

Josh has a long family history in the area. He understands and cares about the needs of his constituents and will not compromise his admirable principles for the Washington power brokers and their special-interest, wealthy enablers. Josh will represent us honorably in Washington. Honor is a rare character trait of great need in the Nation’s capital today.

Alyn Robert Brereton, PhD

Modesto

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