District 8 Representative
Justin was born and raised in Blount County, and continues to call Townsend his home today. Raised on a strong belief in helping others, he began organizing as a sophomore in high school, founding Heritage High School's STAND Coalition.
Today he serves as representative for the 8th District to the Blount County Democratic Party, as well as President of the young Democrats. Justin worked extensively on the campaigns of Barack Obama in 2012, Bernie Sanders/Hillary Clinton in 2016, and worked as an advance on the joint Democratic Campaign in 2016 on behalf of NC governor Roy Cooper. Today he is training with the DCCC and working to prepare a bench of Democrats for 2018 and 2020.