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Josh Burgin

Josh Burgin moved to Cambridge in 2015 to attend the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Although new to Cambridge, he is not new to campaigns, having run twice in Florida: once in 2010, challenging Mark Sharpe for a seat on the Hillsborough County Commission; and once in 2004, in the Republican primary for the state House District 62.

Josh Burgin was appointed to the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) by Florida Governor Rick Scott [1]. He also was a legislative aide to the Hillsborough County Commission, and has worked on several campaigns, including Attorney General Pam Bondi's.

Professionally, he has worked in IT and database administration, and is currently a real estate agent. He has also lived and worked in Kazakhstan.


Real Estate Agent
BA Polk State; Master's of Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School
Rents at 812 Memorial Drive #1411 Cambridge, MA 02139
43 years, 7 months
Born in Plant City, Florida in 1976
Voter Registration
June 27, 2017


Candidate Statement The Whistler 2017-10-01
Commuting Vision Zero Coalition
Housing ABC Candidate 2017 Survey
Housing CRA Candidate Questionnaire


When it comes to graduate students, a pretty big percentage of overall graduate students are living in non-Harvard housing facilities. What that’s doing in those non-Harvard housing facilities, and neighborhoods effectively, is pushing up the cost of housing because those young people are effectively amortizing the cost of their housing across multiple years of debt service.

Josh Burgin, Harvard Crimson Profile

Three years ago, you gave me a specific charge to ‘protect the taxpayer...

HART [Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority] has been able to significantly increase service while reducing its overall budget [by $17 million] and keeping tight controls over its operational expenditures.

Josh Burgin, Josh Burgin leaves HART board to attend Harvard


Campaign Finance

$ 148.03



Raised in 2019


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Jan 1, 2019 Balance
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Campaign Donations

What campaign donations this candidate (or campaign) has given, from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance and the FEC .

Total donations (less access fees): $5,800

Date Amount Recipient Note
2009-10-05 $200 Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee
2010-03-06 $400 Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee
2010-07-29 $500 Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee
2009-02-25 $500 Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee
2008-09-22 $450 Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee
2009-09-25 $1,000 Marco Rubio


2010-02-23 $500 Marco Rubio


2010-10-18 $250 Marco Rubio


2012-01-27 $1,000 Newt Gingrich


2012-07-06 $500 Rachel Burgin

FL House of Representatives (sister)

2008-08-20 $500 Rachel Burgin

FL House of Representatives (sister)