Meet Josh Gapp, MD
Born the oldest of seven siblings, Josh Gapp, MD, spent his early years living with his parents in a trailer while his father was still in school. Though he is from humble beginnings, his parents taught him that with hard work and the determined pursuit of the American Dream, he could accomplish anything.
As a teenager still in high school, Josh began pursuing those dreams when took out a business loan for his first entrepreneurial endeavor. By the age of 20, Josh married his wife Angie, who would become his partner in business, as well. At 21, Josh and Angie learned what it meant to become employers, creating jobs for hard-working Americans. They discovered what it is like to have to make payroll. Together they have faced all the challenges of owning businesses, including situations where they had no idea how they would make employee payroll. Through pure determination that they would always fight for their employees, they always found a way even in the hardest times, making every payroll for the last 21 years.
In the midst of starting and running businesses, Josh decided to go to medical school, eventually becoming a pathologist specializing in dermatopathology. Josh owns and operates eastern Tennessee medical practices in Johnson City and Knoxville. Josh believes in always challenging yourself to learn more, and he eventually decided to pursue his Masters in Business, which he earned from Vanderbilt University in 2013.
Josh and Angie are busy parents, raising their four children, ages 9-19. Their oldest attends college in Nashville
Josh’s lifelong experience as an entrepreneur, physician and family man has shaped not only who he is, but also his political views and motivation for running for Congress. As someone who has spent his entire adult life as an entrepreneur and employer, Josh understands that the issues he feels strongly about require more than just lip service from career politicians.
“As a proud patriot and someone who has followed politics my whole life, I felt a calling to run for office. I got so tired of seeing career politicians and insiders bow to the pressure from the politically correct crowd, who disrespect our country and push to silence and censor conservatives. I am taking a stand for liberty and against the cancer of political correctness, which I believe is the main tool that radical liberal groups use to try and keep us silent. Will you take a stand with me and support my campaign?”.