NEWMAN SECURES UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FROM LOCAL DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES

Overwhelming CDP Delegate Vote is Testament to Citizen Newman’s Grassroots Strength in SD-29 Rematch

ORANGE COUNTY, CA -- Demonstrating the overwhelming support from local Democratic activists in his rematch race for Senate District 29, U.S. Army veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Josh Newman earned unanimous backing from grassroots delegates at the California Democratic Party’s Pre-Endorsement Conference over the weekend, capturing all 66 eligible votes from the 29th Senate District Caucus.  Saturday’s unanimous vote ensures that Newman’s name will be placed on the consent calendar at the California Democratic Convention for the party's official endorsement.

Reflecting on the outpouring of support, Newman commented:

“I’m tremendously grateful to have earned the unanimous support of the Democratic activists and community leaders who make up the backbone of our party locally.  These are the same men and women whose community advocacy and leadership are so central to the critical issues of today- issues such as fighting climate change and preserving the environment; addressing homelessness and improving mental health services; fully funding education and relieving the burdens of student debt; and increasing the supply of affordable housing and making California a better place for working people and their families. These are some of the same issues I’m committed to championing as a member of the State Senate, and I’m immensely proud to have their full support and looking forward to partnering with them over the course of my campaign.”

Recently, Newman's campaign released a new digital video ad titled “Better Senator,” which highlights his independent, common-sense agenda and features the campaign’s branded ice cream truck, where voters can talk about important issues with the former Senator and his team, while enjoying a complimentary "Better Senator" ice cream sandwich. To find out more about upcoming destinations for the "Better Senator," follow @BetterSenatorCA on Twitter and Instagram or visit BetterSenator.com.


To view the ad, titled "Better Senator," click here or on the image below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Previously, the former Senator rolled out his first campaign video, titled "Citizen Newman." To view the ad click here or on the screen image below:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Since launching his current campaign, Josh Newman has amassed a far-reaching and deep-rooted coalition of support from organizations and leaders, including:

Organizations:

  • California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV)

  • Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties

  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) State Council of California

  • Orange County Employees Association (OCEA)

  • AFSCME California PEOPLE

  • AFSCME District Council 57

  • AFSCME Local 1902

  • AFSCME Local 2620

  • California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

  • Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC)

  • California School Employees Association (CSEA) 

  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428 

  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770 

  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 324

  • Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 

  • National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) 

  • Teamsters Joint Council 42

  • California Nevada Conference of Operating Engineers

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 3

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 501

  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9510

  • Communications Workers of America (CWA)  Local 14904

  • 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

  • Laborers Local 300

  • Ironworkers Local 433

  • 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

  • UNITE HERE Local 11

  • District Council of Iron Workers of the State of California and Vicinity

  • California Association of Psychiatric Technicians

  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277

  • Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG)

Federal Elected Leaders:

  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa

  • U.S. Congressman Harley Rouda

  • U.S. Congressman Gil Cisneros

  • U.S. Congressman Mike Levin

State Elected Leaders:

  • California Governor Gavin Newsom

  • California State Controller Betty Yee

  • California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

  • California State Treasurer Fiona Ma

  • California State Treasurer John Chiang (Ret.)

  • California State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

  • California State Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León

  • California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

  • California State Senator Tom Umberg

  • California State Senator Connie Leyva

  • California State Senator Maria Elena Durazo

  • California State Senator Ben Allen

  • California State Senator Richard Pan

  • California State Senator Mike McGuire

  • California State Senator Steven Bradford 

  • California State Senator Bob Archuleta

  • California 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

  • California State Senator Melissa Hurtado 

  • California State Senator Nancy Skinner

  • California State Senator Bob Wieckowski

  • California State Senator Ed Hernandez (Ret.)

  • California State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)

  • California Assemblymember and Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Gipson

  • California Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

  • California Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris

  • California Assemblymember Christy Smith

  • California Assemblymember Ash Kalra

  • California Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian

  • California Assemblymember Tom Daly


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 and mobile technology sectors, 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 post-service employment.

Continuing to give back to his community, in 2016 Newman ran a “bottom-up” campaign against the political establishment — and was 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 as well as while back home in the 29th Senate District, Newman 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 in the State Senate, 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, transportation improvements, and fiscal responsibility.

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

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Paid for by Newman for State Senate 2020 FPPC ID# 1392939