Joseph B. Walton was born and raised in central Virginia and lives in Powhatan, Virginia with his two daughters.
He has been a leader in technology and business administration for over twenty years serving in entrepreneurial, large enterprise, and policy roles. He also has been active in public and non-profit service in central Virginia for many years, and in various capacities.
Joe previously served in elective office for a term on the County of Powhatan Board of Supervisors from 2008-2011. He was elected Vice-chair and Chair of the Board during his tenure and was a leader in community and regional initiatives. His accomplishments for that service can be found HERE and HERE.
Highlights from his prior elected office service on the County of Powhatan Board of Supervisors include:
1. Planning and securing funding for the widening of Huguenot Trail east of Route 288
2. Planning for the well-designed Wal-mart development on Route 60 and a new Comprehensive Plan
3. Creating the Huguenot Trail Advisory Committee Report
Joe was a candidate and Libertarian Party nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives 7th Congressional District of Virginia in the 2018 Mid-term election.
Joe earned his B. S. in Science, with a minor in Physics from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He also holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate degree from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU. He is currently a dissertation-phase doctoral student in the Public Policy and Administration Ph.D. program at the Wilder School. His doctoral research focuses on cryptocurrency, socio-economic value, social and technical change, and public policy.
He is a Senior Internal Auditor of IT at a large Virginia university. He enjoys golf, yoga, and Virginia wine.