Josh Clark’s six children won’t have to ask him what he did to serve his country. They will have been there with him.
Five of the six have been riding in an RV with him and their mother, Chelsey, since February as he travels across the state campaigning in the Republic primary for the US Senate in a bid to unseat the Democrat Rafael Warnock.
And it’s been a busy schedule. They arrived in St. Simons Wednesday evening for a meeting in an airport hangar. On Thursday, Clark started the day with a men’s prayer breakfast followed by a talk at the St. Simons Rotary Club at noon, the Coastal Republican Women’s Club at Mudcat Charlie’s at 5:30 p.m. and the Camden County GOP on Thursday evening. After the stop in Camden, Chelsey Clark will take the bus back north to Gainesville for a debate.
The eldest of the Clarks, Stephen, 18, is back in Flowery Branch to finish the year at Lanier Christian Academy while the other five children are on the bus to take online lessons. Their daughter Moriah is 16, Brianna is 14, Levi is 12, Ellie is 9, and Reagan, named after the former president, is 7.
“I’m the proven curator,” he said. “I am the only one who has served in the legislature, and I am running for the highest legislature in the land.”
He served two terms at the Georgia House but left office even though he was not opposed to re-election. Clark grew up on a farm in Suwanee where his father was a farmer and his mother was a teacher. He has ties to the region. His grandfather flew Navy fighters in Vietnam, and while stationed at Naval Air Station Glynco, Clark’s mother attended St. Simons Elementary School.
He still operates a nutrition distribution business he started at age 20 and now owns a real estate investment business.
On his campaign website, votejosh.comhe says the role of government is “to secure our God-given rights to life, liberty and property… From elections to healthcare to spending, it’s time to break power massive federal to DC and send it back to the states”.
The Clarks coached their kids in baseball, basketball and football and now coach dozens of cross country athletes. Steven, who competes in the 800 and 1,600 meter races, receives offers from Division 1 colleges.
As her children boarded the bus, some dressed in the red campaign t-shirts, Clark said: “That’s why we’re doing this, the next generation. You can’t roll the dice on a six-year term.
“We have $31 trillion in debt, open borders and liberty and liberty are under attack.”
As his 14-year-old daughter sat next to him on a couch, Clark said, “I don’t want Brianna to ask me, ‘Dad, did you see what was going on? What did you do?'”
He said he appreciates the blessing of freedom and freedom and is determined to fight to keep it.
In today’s world, government is in everything, including the ancient private relationship between people and their doctors. A doctor who advises a patient not to take a vaccine the government deems necessary risks losing their license, Clark said.
The Clarks don’t force their kids to participate, and from all appearances they seem to enjoy life on a bus where shoes are stacked under a table and there’s definitely a lived-in air.
“We had a family reunion,” and the kids voted to board.
Moriah, who was the first to speak at the meeting, said, “Dad. I want to help you with this.
She called it a great experience.
“I’m learning a lot about how it all works. I learn so much on this bus,” she said.
The bus may be safer than staying home for Levi who was wearing two plastic boots to protect his injured legs jumping from a stable on the farm.
“Kids think they can fly,” said Chelsey Clark.
Just before 5 p.m., she started the bus and left the island for Mudcat’s.