Joe Edward Collins III is a 13 1/2-year Navy Veteran from South Central LA. He’s the CEO of a contracting and development company and sits on the board of a private global development company. He’s a licensed financial professional and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix. He is the former host of KABC’s radio show New Black Republican and former Republican nominee for California’s 2020 & 2022 Congressional race against Maxine Waters and Ted Lieu.
Collins grew up Los Angeles, CA. One Sunday, Joe’s childhood home was the target of a drive-by shooting. Upon returning home from his grandfather’s church, the family found that bullets had made their way through the windows and into the cushions of the family sofa. At this moment, Joe’s mother decided that it was time for her and her children to escape California. She moved her family to a rural town outside of Dallas, Texas, where Joe’s mother is still a local schoolteacher.
After completing high school in Texas, Joe made the most important decision of his life—he joined the U.S. Navy. Joe Collins spent 13 years in the Navy and quickly rose to the rank of First Class Petty Officer (E-6). He worked on many types of aircraft, including the F-18 Super Hornet, E6 Mercury, and the MH60 Sea-hawk, and trained thousands of sailors to do the same. With the help of the U.S. Navy, he also became a licensed financial professional and a certified counselor for rape and sexual assault victims.
Joe was also a Navy recruiter, earning numerous honors and awards. This was a role Joe enjoyed immensely as he had the pleasure of jump-starting the careers of many of today’s young American leaders as he led Dallas’ only Naval recruiting station out of South Fort Worth, Texas. Under his leadership, the station became the nation’s number 2 recruiting station from 2013-2015.
Joe proudly served boots on the ground during the successful “Operation Iraqi Freedom” campaign in 2008. Joe left the U.S. Navy in Sept of 2017 with a desire to continue serving his country, this time by representing his neighbors and community and defending their values. Since Joe already took an oath to defend our country and its people, it was an easy decision to serve and defend the voiceless.
Joe’s decision to settle in Texas was fueled by his desire to raise his children in an environment free from the Democrats’ sexualization agenda, blatant disregard for parents’ rights, reckless policies that increase the cost of living, high crime, high poverty, high homelessness, and a significant decrease in quality of life.
Joe Collins is eager to become a part of the Texas Republican family and looks forward to representing his neighbors, helping grow this party, and keeping Texas RED!
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