NEWMAN CONSOLIDATES MORE EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT IN SENATE REMATCH BID

California Faculty Association Backs Josh Newman for SD-29

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ORANGE COUNTY, CA -- 

Further illustrating his deep support from students, teachers, school employees and faculty in his rematch campaign for State Senate District 29, today U.S. Army veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Josh Newman earned the endorsement of the California Faculty Association (CFA). CFA represents over 29,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches who serve in the California State University system.

In a statement released with the endorsement, CFA President Charles Toombs commented:

"The California Faculty Association is thrilled to endorse a proven champion of quality and affordable higher education in Josh Newman. Throughout his time in the State Senate, Josh was a dedicated advocate of students and faculty in the Cal State System, working to ensure that our universities have the resources needed to give students the tools to succeed, and to insist that faculty are treated with dignity. We are confident that once back in the Legislature Josh will engage all education stakeholders to assure that their voices are heard in Sacramento, and we are proud to support his candidacy.”

Newman also released a statement reflecting on the endorsement:

"It's an honor to receive the California Faculty Association’s support in this race. Having worked closely over the years with so many of their members, I welcome the opportunity to help lead the charge in Sacramento for a more affordable and well-resourced Cal State System. I am also deeply grateful to all CFA educators for their dedication to our students and the betterment of this great state."

Newman's campaign also recently released a new digital video ad, titled “Better Senator,” which highlights his independent, common-sense approach to public service and features the campaign’s branded ice cream truck, allowing voters the opportunity to 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

  • State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council

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

  • California Nurses Association (CNA)

  • California Faculty Association (CFA)

  • Orange County Labor Federation (OCLF)

  • 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)

  • California Young Democrats (CYD)

 

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