As per Wikipedia, Joe Kent recently won the primary election in WA-03 against all odds. Furthermore, he is endorsed by former U.S. president Donald Trump.
Joe Kent is an American Politician and former militarian who represents Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.
Moreover, he has over 20 years of experience in special operations as a retired US Army.
Congress Joe Kent Wikipedia
Joe Kent was born on April 11, 1980, in Sweet Home, Oregon, and spent most of his childhood in Portland, Oregon.
He was just 18 years old when he first enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman Soldier. He was then promoted to Ranger Regiment and served for 3 years before his candidacy as Special Forces Student was accepted.
RACE CALLED: Pro-Impeachment Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has lost reelection. Trump-endorsed Joe Kent (R) will advance to November and face Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D). pic.twitter.com/BvXANTkUX0
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) August 9, 2022
Joe was in the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from 2003 to 2013. During that time, he served as an Executive Officer, Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant (18F), and Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (18B).
Similarly, is a former Troop Commander at USASOC and Operations Officer at Intelligence Community.
He first announced his candidacy for Congress in Washington’s 3rd District in 2021. And his recent victory over Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has given him the ticket for November’s primary election.
He will up against Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.
Meet Joe Kent’s Wife Shannon Mary Kent
Joe Kent lost his wife Shannon Mary Kent to the 2019 Manbij bombing. She was a decorated U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer.
Some of her honorary medals included Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, to name a few.
President Donald J. Trump:
“Joe Kent is doing incredibly well in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. He is a Young, Strong, Great War Hero whose incredible wife, Shannon, a highly decorated Navy Senior Chief, paid the ultimate price—a big reason Joe is now running… pic.twitter.com/c2JDHVrzHC
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) April 26, 2022
The U.S. former president Donal Trump personally paid his tribute after she lost her life serving her country. And Trump endorsed her husband during his election campaign.
How Many Children Does He Have?
Joe Kent and his late wife Shannon have given birth to two beautiful sons. But, their names aren’t known.
At the time of their mother’s death, the elder son was only 3 years old and the younger one was 18 months.
Joe currently raises his sons as a single parent.