TWO OC CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS THROW SUPPORT BEHIND NEWMAN

Josh Newman’s Re-Match Bid for California’s 29th Senate District Gets More Big-League Support from U.S. Representatives Lou Correa and Harley Rouda 

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ORANGE COUNTY, CA -- In another powerful validation of his campaign's momentum, U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman announced that his rematch campaign for State Senate District 29 has been earned the strong support of two Orange County Democratic all-stars, Congressmembers Lou Correa and Harley Rouda.

In announcing their endorsements, the two Congressmembers released the following statements:

"Josh Newman is the real deal. He's someone who puts people over politics, has a deep understanding of public policy, and a fierce and unyielding determination when it comes to delivering for the people and cities of his district. I know that when he gets back into office, Josh will be an enormously effective leader in the State Senate. I'm proud to endorse Josh Newman."
-- U.S. Congressman Lou Correa 
 
“Josh Newman is precisely the kind of leader we need in Sacramento.  A former army officer, businessman and State Senator, Josh has precisely the right set of skills and experience for effectively serving Orange County in the state legislature. Furthermore, his existing legislative record underscores a clear commitment to supporting veterans and working families, improving public safety, protecting the environment, expanding healthcare access, strengthening our public education system, and more. These are just a few of the reasons I'm pleased to back Josh Newman's 2020 campaign for State Senate." 
-- U.S.  Congressman Harley Rouda

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:

  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa

  • U.S. Congressman Harley Rouda

  • California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

  • California State Treasurer Fiona Ma

  • California State Treasurer (Ret.) John Chiang

  • California State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

  • 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.)

  • Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties

  • Orange County Employees Association

  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 324

  • Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 

  • National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) 

  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9510


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 & Banking, 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.

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