CALIFORNIA YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE JOSH NEWMAN FOR STATE SENATE

Newman’s Rematch SD-29 Bid Garners Critical Endorsement from Youth Arm of California Democratic Party

ORANGE COUNTY, CA -- 

In recognition of his record of standing up for issues important to young Californians, today U.S. Army veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Josh Newman earned another influential endorsement, from the California Young Democrats (CYD). CYD is the official youth arm of the California Democratic Party, comprised of people ages 14-35.

In a statement released with the endorsement, CYD President Will Rodriguez-Kennedy said:

“During his time in the State Senate, Josh Newman championed the issues important to young people, and the California Young Democrats are thrilled to endorse him once again. When he returns to Sacramento, we’re confident that Josh will again work to combat climate change, fight to improve our K-12 education system, and make colleges and universities more affordable. We know Josh will also work to create a fairer economy which will level the playing field for everyday Californians. We’re proud to support his campaign for State Senate and are excited to help him take back the 29th.”

Newman released the following statement acknowledging CYD’s endorsement:

"I'm honored and grateful to receive CYD’s endorsement. Young activists are an important source of energy and ultimately the future of our party.  The stakes in this election go beyond the immediate and will have huge implications for successive generations of Californians.  I’m excited to be able to count on the support of the California Young Democrats in my campaign to return to the State Senate.”

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

  • 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