Meet the Candidate

Joseph “Joey” Palimeno

Joseph “Joey” Palimeno, 30, has lived in Georgia for 7 years and has 14 years of experience as a Veterinary Technician. Joey is a member of the World Wildlife Fund, a Political Science Major at Southern New Hampshire University, an elected member of the local Democratic Party, and proud member of Fair Fight, the NAACP, and New Georgia Project. He became politically active before the 2008 election supporting the Obama/Biden campaign and has stayed active since then through organizing canvassing, phone banks, and voter registration drives as well as being a volunteer coordinator.

Joey is a proud husband to his wife Joni and a father of two amazing boys. He has first-hand experience with our country’s healthcare system after his son, Jaycen, 4, was born with Down Syndrome. Jaycen had open heart surgery as an infant and was later diagnosed with hypothyroidism and leukemia. He is also a father to 12-year old Justin and says his wife Joni is “an amazing mother and the most inspirational person I have ever met”. Joey and Joni are also “parents” to a menagerie, including 5 dogs, 2 cats, 1 pot-bellied pig, 2 bearded dragons, a rabbit and 3 chickens.