For Immediate release
March 25, 2019
J&Z Strategies



California’s Insurance Commissioner, State Treasurer, and former State Treasurer Come Out In Support of Newman in Rematch Race for 29th Senate District

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Adding to his already extensive list of influential supporters, U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman announced today that his campaign for the 29th State Senate District has secured a trio of endorsements from three major statewide leaders: California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, and former California State Treasurer John Chiang.

“I’ve seen Josh Newman in action firsthand, and I can personally attest to his deep commitment to improving the lives of the people he serves. California needs Josh’s forward-thinking ideas, compassion, grit and determination back in the State Senate.  I’m proud to offer Josh my enthusiastic support.”– Ricardo Lara, California Insurance Commissioner

“Josh Newman is a fearless fighter for the people he represents. We need him back in the State Senate, working to advance a common-sense agenda that lifts up all working families – from helping to grow our middle-class economy to protecting taxpayers to combatting climate change and more. I’m excited to support Josh for State Senate.” –Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer

“I am thrilled to endorse Josh Newman’s rematch bid for State Senate.  In these challenging times, with so much at stake, it’s more critical now than ever that our elected officials bring integrity and decency to the California State Legislature. Josh is a compassionate, principled and savvy leader who will fight for those most in need while bringing people and ideas to the table to solve big problems. In Sacramento, Josh will continue the progress he made on behalf of working- and middle-class Californians, and I’m proud to endorse him.” – John Chiang, California State Treasurer (Ret.)

In the few short weeks 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 his district. Josh’s endorsers include:

  • California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
  • California State Treasurer Fiona Ma
  • California State Treasurer (Ret.) John Chiang
  • 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
  • State Senator Ed Hernandez (Ret.)

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

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