Counting On star Jedidiah Duggar has his sights set on a career in politics. Just a few weeks ago Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar’s 10th child filed papers to run for public office. He’s seeking to win election as a Representative to the Arkansas State Representative District 89 in Springdale. But, the latest scandal involving Jedidiah’s famous reality family might prove to end his political career before it even starts.
So, now the 20-year-old Counting On celeb, Jedidiah Duggar, is distancing himself from his family. Although the election is almost a year away, the young Jedidiah might have to withdraw amid the ongoing federal probe into one or more of his famous relatives. Here’s what we know about Jed’s path to the political arena.
Counting On Update: Jedidiah Duggar’s Statement On Raid Was Shocking
Last weekend news surfaced federal law enforcement agents raided the Duggar family home. However, the Duggar’s issued a response on their Facebook page denying the rumors. The Counting On family further added that none of their family members are the target of any investigations. Well, that story was debunked by an official statement from a Home Security officer.
Counting On’s Jedidiah Duggar issued his own statement. His statement reads as follows, “I [Jedidiah Duggar] don’t live there and I am not aware of any investigation.” This statement shocked fans and followers alike. Many knew Jedidiah was running for elected office. However, most were shocked to learn he was not living at the family compound. It’s the Duggar protocol that all children remain at home until they marry. This fact evidenced by the nearly 30-year-old Jana Duggar still living at the family home and sharing a room with her much younger female siblings.
His Political Resume Is Impressive
Counting On alum Jedidiah Duggar may be only 20-years-old but he’s racked up a lot of experience in politics. Just weeks after his 18th birthday he began an internship at the Arkansas State House of Representatives. Jed referred to his title as a legislative assistant. The next year Jedidiah served again as an intern and campaign manager for Bob Balinger’s 2018 bid for State Senator.
Most recently, on November 1st, Jedidiah filed and announced his candidacy for Representative for District 89. His campaign was launched on Instagram on November 3rd with the start of his official campaign website.
Counting On: Jedidiah Duggar Distances Himself From His Family
As the scandal surrounding his famous family intensifies Jed Duggar is creating distance from his parents and siblings. However, there’s no way to subtly change his last name. Sadly that Counting On Duggar surname has become tainted these last few years largely due to his oldest brother Josh Duggar’s multiple transgressions.
Jedidiah Duggar living away from the family estate certainly helps. So not residing there means he is less in the loop and less likely to learn things he rather not be privy to as he works towards his political goals. Jed still remains close to his twin brother Jeremiah Duggar (see pic above). So it could just be a political tactic to distance himself now from his relatives.
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