For Immediate release
May 10, 2019
J&Z Strategies


Endorsements from IBEW Local 11, IBEW Local 47 and UA Local 582 Bolster Josh Newman’s SD29 Campaign

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — In another indication of his extensive, wide-ranging support among working men and women in the race for California State Senate District 29, today U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman announced endorsements from three prominent labor unions, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11, IBEW Local 47, and UA Local 582 Plumbers & Steamfitters.

The leadership of each local released statements in support of the announced endorsements:

“IBEW Local 47 is proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate because he is the clear choice for working men and women. Throughout his time in the State Legislature, Josh joined our members on the front lines of the battle for good wages and benefits, equitable access to affordable healthcare, and the freedom of workers to negotiate a fair return on their work. We know he’ll be a force on behalf of working people in the 29th District, and we’re excited to help his campaign.”
-Pat Lavin, Business Manager / Financial Secretary IBEW Local #47; IBEW 7th IEC

“Throughout his career, Josh Newman has fought for our communities and brought innovative solutions to some of our toughest problems. In the Legislature, Josh will ensure that all equal work gets equal pay and our hard working men and women get the benefits and workplace protections they deserve. We need someone in Sacramento who will uphold our values and do the right thing for the people of California. That’s why IBEW 11 is proud to support Josh Newman for Senate.”
Antonio Sanchez, IBEW Local 11 Political Director

“Josh Newman is deserving of our endorsement and we will continue to support him for State Senate in the 29th District.  UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 582 can count on Josh to support our labor issues at the local and state levels.  He supports our middle class families and that’s who we need in office,”
-Anthony Novello, Business Manager UA Local 582 Plumbers & Steamfitters

In the two months since announcing the kick-off of his rematch campaign, Josh Newman has secured a rapidly growing list of California leaders and local citizens from across both his district and statewide. Josh’s endorsers include:


  • Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
  • Orange County Employees Association
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 324
  • Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) 
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9510
  • United Association (UA) Local 582 Plumbers & Steamfitters
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 47
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Southern California District Council
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 94
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11,
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 47
  • UA Local 582 Plumbers & Steamfitters

Federal Elected Leaders:

  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa
  • U.S. Congressman Harley Rouda

State Elected Leaders:

  • California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
  • California State Treasurer Fiona Ma
  • California State Treasurer (Ret.) John Chiang
  • California State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins
  • State Senator Tom Umberg
  • State Senator Connie Leyva
  • State Senator Maria Elena Durazo
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Richard Pan
  • State Senator Mike McGuire
  • State Senator Steven Bradford 
  • State Senator Bob Archuleta
  • State Senator Anthony Portantino
  • California State Senator Bill Monning
  • California State Senator Jerry Hill
  • California State Senator Henry Stern
  • California State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • California State Senator Steve Glazer
  • State Senator Ed Hernandez (Ret.)
  • State Assemblymember and Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Gipson
  • Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris
  • Assemblymember Christy Smith
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra
  • Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian

Josh Newman is a United States Army veteran, community activist, father, husband, and former State Senator for the 29th Senate District of California. As an officer in the United States Army, Newman’s active duty military service included assignments with a nuclear weapons detachment in South Korea and with a conventional artillery battalion in the 25th Infantry Division. After a successful post-service professional career in the Internet technology sector, 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 & Professions, Health, Insurance & Banking, and Human Services committees.
In Sacramento, he was active and accessible, tirelessly serving the 16 cities of the 29th Senate District, continuously 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.

He and his wife, Darcy, reside in Fullerton with their daughter and four rescue Chihuahuas.

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