For Immediate release
May 2, 2019
J&Z Strategies


Josh Newman Earns Support of CA State Senators Bill Monning, Jerry Hill, Henry Stern, Cathleen Galgiani, and Steve Glazer

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Continuing to amass extensive support from former colleagues in his campaign to regain his seat in the California State Senate, representing District 29, today U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman garnered endorsements from five current California State Senators:

  • 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

Each of the Senators released a statement of support as part of the announcements:
“I’m pleased to back Josh Newman’s rematch campaign for Senate because the 29th District deserves a representative with the background, passion, and expertise to get things done for local neighborhoods in Sacramento. In the State Legislature, Josh was an effective and compassionate leader, working to expand access to health care, defend our air and water, and increase investments in critical infrastructure. I’m excited to support him.”
-State Senator Bill Monning
“We need Josh Newman back in the State Senate. Throughout his career, from his time in the military to his efforts to expand services for veterans, Josh has been the consummate public servant. In Sacramento, Josh helped push the needle on a wide variety of issues, including fighting for good public schools, environmental protection, California’s immigrant communities, and a 21st century infrastructure system. Leaders like Josh are rare, and I’m excited to support his campaign.”
-State Senator Jerry Hill
“I am thrilled to endorse Josh Newman’s campaign for State Senate. In the State Legislature, Josh demonstrated his commitment to improving the quality of life for California’s middle class families and protecting our environment by developing innovative solutions to the challenges we face. Josh is unequivocally the best choice for the future of the 29th District and I proudly endorse his campaign for Senate.”
-State Senator Henry Stern
“Josh Newman’s background, passion and experience make him uniquely qualified to represent the 29th District. While I know that he will be fearless when it comes to advocating for families throughout the 29th District, Josh also understands how to build consensus to get things done. I’m proud to endorse his campaign for Senate.”
-State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
“I’m proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate. Josh’s unique background combined with his experience in the state legislature on issues ranging from healthcare to education to veterans affairs and environmental protection will enable him to hit the ground running in Sacramento. “
-State Senator Steve Glazer

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:

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

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.


Paid for by Josh Newman for Senate 2020