For Immediate release
July 8, 2019

J&Z Strategies

Endorsements Further Cement Citizen Josh Newman as a Champion for the Middle Class

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Adding to his already impressive list of endorsements from organizations that represent working men and women, today U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman received the backing of four labor organizations in his 2020 rematch bid for State Senate District 29.

Those endorsing Citizen Newman include:
• California School Employees Association (CSEA)
• United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428
• United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770
• Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277

In a letter sent to the Newman for Senate 2020 campaign, California School Employees Association (CSEA) Government Relations Director David Schapira wrote:

“On behalf of the California School Employees Association (CSEA), AFL-CIO, it is my pleasure to inform you that your candidacy for California State Senate has been endorsed by this statewide organization. CSEA’s endorsement is based upon your support for public education and labor issues of importance to classified employees.”

In announcing their support, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770 and Local 1428

“Working families need and deserve leaders in Sacramento who will fight to build a strong middle class economy. Josh Newman gets it. In fact, as a State Senator, Josh worked tirelessly to advance a pro-worker, pro-jobs and pro-middle class economy. That’s why he earned a 100% legislative scorecard from the California Labor Federation. These are a few of the reasons why the members of the UFCW Local 1428 proudly endorse Josh Newman’s rematch campaign for SD-29.”
— United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428 President, Mark Ramos

“The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 are proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate,” said John M. Grant, President of UFCW Local 770. “He’s been a warrior for workers, always courageously fighting for the middle class, livable wages, retirement security, and healthcare. We need Josh Newman back in the State Senate and we look forward to helping him get there.”
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770 President, John M. Grant