For Immediate release
March 11, 2019
Dave Jacobson,
Mac Zilber,



OCEA, UFCW Local 324, IUPAT District Council 36, NUHW, CWA Local 9510 Join Forces in Backing Newman’s SD-29 Campaign

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Reinforcing his early momentum, today U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman, who is running for State Senate in District 29, scored a wave of endorsements from five key organizations that represent working families: the Orange County Employees Association, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 324, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), and Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9510.
“The working men and women of the Orange County Employees Association are proud to give Josh Newman our strong support and endorsement. He’s proven himself as a pro-working families, pro-jobs, and pro-middle class leader whom we can count on to fight for an economy that works for all of us — not just those at the top. We are eager to do everything we can to help return Josh Newman to the State Senate so that he can continue fighting for Orange County’s working families and a strong, middle class economy.”
— Charles Barfield, General Manager, Orange County Employees Association
“The members of UFCW Local 324 are thrilled to support Josh Newman in his rematch campaign for State Senate because we need a representative who will fight to lift up all Californians, particularly working families. As a State Senator, and throughout his career, Josh has been a leader on a wide variety of issues, from expanding access to affordable healthcare to advancing economic opportunity and environmental protections. Josh has the record, skills and vision we need in the Senate, and we’re with him 100%.”
— Gilbert Davila, Organizing Director, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 324
“Josh Newman has been a fearless and courageous leader. He’s put working people ahead of political extremists and special interests. He’s worked to advance policies that support and empower working families and grow our middle class economy. For these reasons and many more, the Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 proudly endorse Josh Newman’s 2020 campaign for State Senate.”
— Robert “Bob” Smith, Political Director, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
“Like us, Josh Newman believes that healthcare should be a right. That’s why the National Union of Healthcare Workers is proud to support Josh Newman for State Senate. He’s been a vigorous advocate in the efforts to lower prescription drug costs and increase access to care. We need Josh’s vision and forward-thinking leadership in the State Senate.”
— Sal Rosselli, President, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
“The Communications Workers of America Local 9510 are thrilled to back Josh Newman’s campaign for State Senate District 29. Josh has demonstrated tremendous courage when it comes to standing up for working families – and has put the issue of lifting up all working people – at the tip of the spear when it comes to his agenda in Sacramento. We know Josh will continue this critical work as the 29th District’s next State Senator. We’re with him all the way.”
— Domonique Thomas, President, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9510
Since formally launching his 2020 rematch, Newman has secured the following endorsements from elected leaders:

  • 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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