For Immediate release
March 4, 2019
Dave Jacobson,
Mac Zilber,

Veteran, Businessman and Former State Senator, Citizen Josh Newman Officially Launches SD-29 Rematch Bid

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Joined by an expansive and diverse crowd just yesterday at a kick-off rally in Placentia, CA, U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator, citizen Josh Newman, formally announced the start of his rematch campaign for California’s 29th State Senate District.

Citizen Newman, who previously represented California’s 29th State Senate District seat, was joined by over 200 community leaders and grassroots activists at yesterday’s event, underscoring the early people-powered enthusiasm and momentum behind his campaign. Today he released the following statement:

“In 2016, I got elected on a really simple message: that people deserve better — from politicians and from government — because we, the people, have every right to expect decency and honesty from those who serve us in elected office.  I live by a couple of simple rules: do the work —  tell the truth —  stand up for what you believe in — and do the right thing. 

“Serving as the representative for the people of California’s State Senate District 29 was the greatest honor I could ever ask for– I got to strengthen public safety, help veterans get care and find jobs, improve schools, protect our air and water, and expand access to healthcare.  

“The people of this district deserve a Senator who’s in it for the right reasons — who’s always willing to listen — and who would rather lose an election than compromise their integrity.  You hired me once as your State Senator – I’d be honored to have the opportunity to serve you once again.”

Josh Newman is a United States Army veteran, community activist, father, husband, and former State Senator for the 29th Senate District of California. A native of Orange County, he and his wife Darcy reside in Fullerton with their daughter and four rescue Chihuahuas.

A former officer in the United States Army, Newman previously had active duty assignments with a nuclear weapons detachment in South Korea and with a conventional artillery battalion in the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Later in life after serving in the military, Newman founded and served as Executive Director of ArmedForce2Workforce, an initiative founded in 2012 to assist young veterans in the Orange County/Greater Los Angeles area in the pursuit of rewarding, career-oriented employment.  

Continuing to give back to his community — in 2016 — Newman ran a bottom-up campaign against the political establishment — and got elected to the California Senate. In the State Senate, Newman chaired the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. He also sat on the Business and Professions, Health, Insurance, and Human Services Committees.

In Sacramento, he was active and accessible, tirelessly serving the 16 cities of the 29th Senate District, and continuous putting public service over politics, irrespective of the consequences. Throughout his tenure, Newman focused on finding common sense, pragmatic solutions that help improve the quality of life for California families. His legislation championed veteran services, mental health resources, public education, job creation, environmental protection, equal rights and transportation improvements.


Paid for by Josh Newman for Senate 2020.