WHY THEY SUPPORT JOSH NEWMAN FOR SENATE

Elected Officials

Harley Rouda

U.S. Congressmember

“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.” 

Lou Correa

U.S. Congressmember

"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."

Gil Cisneros

U.S. Congressmember

“As a veteran myself, I'm proud to support my fellow veteran Josh Newman in his campaign for State Senate. Josh has always been a champion for veterans, founding ArmedForce2Workforce to help other vets find good-paying jobs upon returning home following their own military service. Josh brought common sense and bipartisanship to Sacramento during his time in the State Senate - prioritizing service, accountability, and community. I know that in the State Senate he will be just the partner we need to bring much-needed resources to the communities that we both represent. I'm proud to endorse my friend Josh Newman for State Senate."

Mike Levin

U.S. Congressmember

"Josh Newman has public service ingrained in his DNA. He served in the U.S. Army, helped veterans get jobs, ran a business and then got elected to the State Senate where he worked tirelessly to advance a people first agenda. Josh's life's work speaks for itself. He's got the background and effective leadership skills we need in the State Senate. I'm proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate."

Gavin Newsom

CA Governor

"We need Josh Newman in the State Senate. Josh is a proven leader with the experience, passion, and vision to develop creative solutions to the problems we face. From working to combat climate change to investing in education to tackling the affordable housing crisis, he will continue to be a compassionate and pragmatic fighter for the people of California. There is no one better equipped to lead the 29th State Senate District than Josh Newman."

Ricardo Lara

CA Insurance Commissioner

“I’ve seen Josh Newman in action firsthand, and I can attest to his deep commitment to improving the lives of the people he has represented. We need Josh’s forward-thinking ideas, his compassion, grit and determination in the State Senate.  I’m proud to give Josh my enthusiastic support.”

Fiona Ma

CA Treasurer

“Josh Newman is fearless fighter for the people he represents. We need him in the State Senate working to advance a common sense agenda that lifts up all working families - from helping to grow our middle class economy to protecting taxpayers to combatting climate change and more. I’m excited to support Josh for State Senate.”

Toni Atkins

CA State Senate President pro Tempore

“I am proud to announce my strong support of Josh Newman for State Senate. His fearless promotion of California values, coupled with his unique ability to bring people together to solve problems, makes Josh the ideal person for the job. Josh will continue the work he started in 2016 as a champion of veterans, working families, environmental protection and immigrant communities, as well as a policy leader in ensuring greater access to affordable healthcare.  I’m thrilled to endorse him for Senate."

Connie Leyva

CA State Senator

"In this watershed moment of our nation's history, it's more important than ever that we in California have bold leaders who have the courage to stand up and do what's right for the working families in our state. Josh Newman is that leader. He's deeply devoted to the people of the 29th district - and has a record to prove it - fighting for workers, young people, seniors, women, immigrants and more. We need Josh in the Senate and I’m pleased to give him my enthusiastic support."

Tom Umberg

CA State Senator

“Josh Newman brings guts, brains and heart to everything he does. As a veteran, a businessman and a former State Senator, his life experiences are unrivaled in this race. Josh's commitment to building a smarter, more effective and efficient state government represents precisely what we need more of in the capitol. I'm thrilled to support his campaign for State Senate."

Ben Allen

CA State Senator

"Josh Newman has been a fierce champion for the people of California's 29th district. He's worked tirelessly to invest more in education, protect our environment, create more middle class jobs, improve our infrastructure, and increase access to healthcare. We need his leadership, his vision and his forward-thinking, pragmatic agenda in Sacramento. I'm proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate."

Bob Wieckowski

CA State Senator

 "Josh Newman is a true American patriot. He served his country in the army, dedicated his career to helping lift up veterans, and then ran for the State Senate on a people-powered agenda. In Sacramento, Josh delivered on job creation, improvements to local schools, environmental protections, equality policies, public safety and so much more. He's got the background, skills and abilities needed to deliver for the people of the 29th Senate District.”

Maria Elena Durazo

CA State Senator

“I’m excited to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate. Josh is a proven advocate for working families, and I know that he'll advance a pro-worker, pro-middle class agenda in Sacramento, fighting to amplify the voices of the most vulnerable in the workplace. I’m with him 100%”

Mike McGuire

CA State Senator

“Josh is a forward-thinking, levelheaded, get the job done type of guy. We can count on him to work every day to strengthen the middle class, be a champion for our kids and strong public schools, combat climate change and modernize our fire fighting and emergency response system. Josh loves California and we need his tireless work ethic back in the Senate fighting for the Golden State and delivering for the 29th District.”

Steven Bradford

CA State Senator

"Josh Newman was more than just a colleague in the Senate. He is a friend, and someone I've admired. He was one the most thoughtful and smartest elected officials that I've ever served with or known. We need more Josh's in elected office on all levels. As a lawmaker, Josh always put the people of his district and good public policy over politics. We need more of that in Sacramento. With Josh back in the State Senate, I know he will work to advance smart solutions that lift up all Californians. He has my full, wholehearted support." 

Richard Pan

CA State Senator

"I enthusiastically endorse Josh Newman for state senate because it's now more important than ever that we have sensible and solutions-focused representatives helping to lead California forward. From working to protect healthcare coverage to combatting climate change, Josh Newman will put the needs of the people of the 29th District first everyday.”

Anthony Portantino

CA State Senator

“Josh Newman is the clear choice for Senate District 29. In the State Legislature, Josh was an effective and fearless leader, working to expand access to affordable health care, improve services for veterans, defend immigrant communities, and protect the environment. Time and again, Josh has shown the passion and innovative thinking needed to be an effective champion for all Californians, and I’m thrilled to endorse him.”

Bob Archuleta

CA State Senator

"The 29th District needs a representative with the background, courage, and policy savvy to get things done in Sacramento, and Josh Newman is exactly the person for the job.  We need thoughtful and compassionate representatives who will fight for working and middle class families and our esteemed veterans in Orange County, and I’m with him 100%."

Melissa Hurtado

CA State Senator

"As a State Senator, Josh Newman worked tirelessly to move California forward. He advanced a range of common sense policies, from enhancements to public safety to ensuring clean air and water, to making college more accessible, to lowering the costs of prescription drugs and creating more middle class jobs. Josh's successful record underscores exactly why we need him back in the Senate, working on behalf of the 29th District. I'm thrilled to support him."

Nancy Skinner

CA State Senator

"We need Josh Newman back in the Legislature. During his tenure, California made significant gains on a broad spectrum of smart policies. We protected healthcare access, our environment, consumers, and immigrants. We took on the gun lobby to advance gun safety laws, toughened equality laws to ensure equal pay for equal work, and improved our K-12 schools. Josh played a key role in helping to shape policy in California, and we need him to continue this important work in the State Senate. He has my enthusiastic support.”

Mike Gipson

CA Assemblymember & Democratic Caucus Chair

“I'm extremely pleased to announce my strong support for Josh Newman in his rematch bid for State Senate. I've seen him in action in the legislature and know firsthand how he embodies the bold, pragmatic and visionary leadership that we need in Sacramento. As a veteran, businessman, and former elected official, Josh has the extensive experience, skillsets and capabilities needed to be an effective champion for all Californians in the State Senate, and I’m thrilled to endorse his campaign.”

Christy Smith

CA Assemblymember

“Josh Newman represents a refreshing brand of new, pragmatic and authentic leadership that we need more of in Sacramento. He puts people first — not politics, and has proven himself as someone who focuses on the basics: holding government accountable and making it work better; improving our schools; creating jobs and ensuring clean air and water for families across our state. I’m proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate.”

Cottie Petrie-Norris

CA Assemblymember

“Josh Newman is a proven and effective leader who has shown a fierce commitment to our community, even it if comes at a personal cost. He is deeply knowledgeable about the issues and a relentless fighter for Democratic values. In the State Senate, Josh will continue to push to increase funding for our K-12 schools, make college more affordable, protect our environment, expand access to affordable healthcare, and make the economy work better for everyone. I’m with him 100%”

Ash Kalra

CA Assemblymember

"Josh Newman has a profound understanding of what political courage means. Having stood up for what he believed was right, he's lived it firsthand. This fearlessness, boldness and people-over-politics mentality is what we need more than ever in the Legislature. I'm proud to endorse Josh Newman because I know he will always stand up and fight for what's right - public safety, environmental protection, a strong middle-class economy and great public schools."

Adrin Nazarian

CA Assemblymember

“Forward-thinking. Tenacious. Pragmatic. Level-headed. These are just a few of the words that describe Josh Newman. A veteran, non-profit founder, businessman and State Senator -- Josh Newman's experience and skillset are unrivaled. We need Josh back in the state legislature leading the charge to build a stronger, more just and fair California for the people of our state. I'm thrilled to support him."

Ed Hernandez

CA State Senator (Ret.)

“Josh Newman represents the bold leadership we need for California. He’s smart, knowledgeable about public policy, has sound judgement and a strong moral compass. I’m proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate.”

Organizations

Orange County Employees Association

"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 who 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 elect Josh Newman to the State Senate so that he can continue fighting for Orange County's working families and a strong, middle class economy."

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

“When Josh was in the Senate, he earned a 100% legislative ranking from Planned Parenthood. We are beyond thrilled and proud to endorse his campaign to get back into the State Senate and continue his bold leadership on reproductive health freedoms and women’s rights. In this day and age, we need every vote possible to protect a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions, and to make vital healthcare access to all people a priority. Josh Newman will defend those values in Sacramento.”

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) CA State Council

“The working men and women who make up SEIU California are proud to stand in solidarity with Josh Newman - because that's precisely what he did for us in the State Senate. As a bold voice for the people of the 29th District, Josh Newman demonstrated himself time and again as a leader who puts working families ahead of extremism and corporate special interests. We need Josh Newman to continue this important work in the state legislature and that's why we plan to work hard to ensure he wins this race."

Teamsters Joint Council 42

“Teamsters Joint Council 42 is proud to support Josh Newman’s campaign for State Senate. In Sacramento he was a committed promoter of workers’ rights, creating good middle class jobs, and improving our state’s crumbling infrastructure. We know that Josh has the experience and dedication to deliver for the working families of District 29 and all of California.”

California State Council of Laborers

"Josh Newman has proven himself as a warrior for working men and women, a champion for the middle class, and a vigorously determined leader who has fought hard to create more good jobs, while advocating the importance of protecting the safeguards of all businesses, in all industries throughout the district. We need him in the State Senate. The California State Council of Laborers are proud to give Josh Newman our wholehearted endorsement."

UFCW Local 324

“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 uplift 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%.”

UFCW Local 770

"The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 are proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate. He's been a warrior for workers, always courageously fighting for the middle class, livable wages, retirement security, and healthcare. We need Josh Newman back in the State Senate and we look forward to helping him get there."

UFCW Local 1428

"Working families need and deserve leaders in Sacramento who will fight to build a strong middle class economy. Josh Newman gets it. In fact, as a State Senator, Josh worked tirelessly to advance a pro-worker, pro-jobs and pro-middle class economy. That's why he earned a 100% legislative scorecard from the California Labor Federation. These are a few of the reasons why the members of the UFCW Local 1428 proudly endorse Josh Newman's rematch campaign for SD-29."

National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)

"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."

Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9510

"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."

ILWU Southern California District Council

“The International Longshore and Warehouse Union District Council knows we can count on Josh Newman to fight for our members and other working men and women in the State Senate. This is because Josh has shown a commitment to the creation of family-sustaining jobs and backed protections for workers' rights, affordable healthcare, and safe and secure retirement benefits. We need Josh Newman’s drive and middle class priorities in Sacramento, and we’re excited to help him in his campaign.”

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

“Josh Newman has spent his career standing up for what’s right. The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters is proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate because we know he’ll continue to fight for the issues that matter to California’s working families: good jobs, fair wages and benefits, education, and healthcare.”

Laborers Local 300 (LiUNA)

"Josh Newman has proven himself as a leader with a backbone. He's got guts, smarts and grit. Best of all, Josh is in it for the right reasons. He puts working people ahead of corporate special interests, fights for good jobs, healthcare access, great schools for our kids and a strong middle class economy. These are a few of the reasons why the Laborers Local 300 is proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate."

UNITE HERE Local 11

"UNITE HERE Local 11 is proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate. Josh has been a warrior on behalf of working families - working to lift up all workers - and build a thriving middle class economy. He's worked hard to combat poverty, expand healthcare, lower the cost of prescription drugs, ensure livable wages, and invest in job-training and schools. We know Josh will be a champion for working women and men in the State Senate and we're thrilled to back his 2020 rematch campaign."

California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

“Josh Newman champions high-quality public education, healthcare, and public services for our students, their families, and our communities. That is why CFT is proud to support Josh Newman for State Senate. He has served as a vigorous advocate in efforts to fully fund California's schools, shrink class sizes, hire more teachers and classified staff with better wages, broaden early education, and expand after-school and extracurricular programs. Josh believes in enriching our students’ academic experience and ensuring our teachers and school workers have the resources and working conditions to make it happen.”

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC)

"Josh Newman is a dedicated champion of our public education system. An effective leader and advocate for high-quality, affordable, and accessible education, we are confident Josh will continue to be a strong voice and supporter of California Community Colleges and its faculty and students. We are proud to support him all the way to Sacramento.”

AFSCME California PEOPLE

“Even before Josh Newman arrived at the Senate, he was a determined advocate for working people and a leader in the fight to make our economy work for all Californians. While in office he has championed efforts to improve the standard of living for workers and protect their right to negotiate living wages and benefits for their families. Josh understands the important contributions working people make in their communities and that is why AFSCME California People is proud to support Josh Newman for State Senate.” 

AFSCME District Council 57

“Over 30,000 public service workers of AFSCME District Council 57 are proud to support Josh Newman for State Senate District 29. While in office, Josh worked tirelessly to improve wages and working conditions for the hard-working people of California. He understands the critical role public employees play in delivering the services all of our communities rely on, from our schools and our community colleges to our transit systems and our hospitals. That’s why we’re with Josh all the way.” 

AFSCME Local 1902

"AFSCME Local 1902 members know that Josh is a champion for working families and will work to protect Southern California’s invaluable water supplies, now and into the future. We know that when it comes to protecting the rights of working families to join a Union, Josh will fight to protect their right to do so while he is in the Senate!”

AFSCME Local 2620

“The working men and women of AFSCME Local 2620 are proud to give Josh Newman our strong support and endorsement. While in office, Josh has demonstrated tremendous courage when it comes to defending working families and their right to negotiate better working conditions, wages, and benefits. We have full confidence that Josh will be the strongest champion for the working families of District 29 in Sacramento.” 

California Nevada Conference of Operating Engineers

“Time and time again, Josh has remained unafraid to put people over politics and working families ahead of corporate interests. He is a proven leader who has acted as an advocate for safeguarding the rights of working people and believes in expanding our middle class through investing in our Californians. The California Nevada Conference of Operating Engineers is thrilled to back Josh Newman’s campaign for State Senate District 29, and look forward to helping him get re-elected.”

Operating Engineers Local 3

“Throughout his career, Josh has been a loud voice for California's working people. While in the State Senate, he earned a 100% legislative scorecard from the California Labor Federation, securing his status as a tireless advocate for working people. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 backs Josh Newman for State Senate because of this reason, as he has proven himself a leader who will fight for an economy that works for all of us. We are excited to help Josh in his rematch campaign for SD-29.”

Operating Engineers Local 12

“Josh Newman has spent his career standing up for what is right. Through common-sense approaches, Josh has worked towards advancing economic development, job creation, and creative solutions that help grow and expand our middle class. He is the embodiment of the values our members hold dear, and is exactly the type of leader we need in Sacramento. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12 is proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate for District 29 and look forward to working with his campaign.”

Operating Engineers Local 501

"Operating Engineers Local 501 is proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate because he is the clear choice for working men and women in the 29th District. He has a proven record of standing up for working families, including fighting for good wages and benefits, pushing to ensure that a workers’ income should not be a barrier to quality healthcare access, and advocating for the freedom of workers to negotiate a fair return on their work. We know Josh will be a force on behalf of working people in Sacramento and look forward to helping his campaign.”

Orange County Labor Federation

“As a State Senator, Senator Josh Newman stood with workers on the front lines by supporting legislation that strengthens working families. Whether demanding worker protections, supporting our public schools, standing in solidarity with workers in picket lines, advocating for a higher minimum wage, or improving our infrastructure, Senator Newman has been a fierce champion of Orange County’s working families. The Orange County Labor Federation is proud to support Josh Newman for State Senate.”

State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

“Josh Newman’s independent voice and no-nonsense approach to leadership has delivered good jobs, good pay and a growing California economy. We need him in Sacramento to fight for us, and our families. From promoting our state-of-the-art apprenticeship programs to protecting the retirement savings that we’ve earned, Josh has a record of getting things done for the men and women in the trades. We look forward to continuing to work with Josh as an active partner in ensuring that our diverse California workforce will continue to thrive in construction careers.”

California Teachers Association

“California’s educators are pleased to support Josh Newman in his rematch bid for the State Senate. Josh has been an advocate for quality public education, engaging all education stakeholders to ensure the educator voice is heard in Sacramento. Josh has proven himself to be a champion for public education and is the right leader for the job.”

California Faculty Association

"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.”

California Nurses Association

“The California Nurses Association is excited to endorse Josh Newman’s rematch bid for State Senate because he believes that healthcare should be a right - not just a privilege for those who can afford it. We know that if Josh returns to the State Senate, he will again work tirelessly to advance comprehensive healthcare for all Californians, lower the cost of prescription drugs and will ensure that our scope of practice is never compromised so that can we can continue to deliver high quality, safe and therapeutic care to our patients.  We are 100% behind Josh Newman for State Senate and look forward to helping him get elected.”

California League of Conservation Voters

“The California League of Conservation Voters is pleased to endorse Josh Newman to once again represent the 29th State Senate District. Josh is a proven and dedicated champion in the fight to combating the climate crisis through not just his words but also his legislative record. In the Senate, Josh demonstrated the ability to bring people together to pass critical environmental policy, such as banning harmful substances that damage our air and water; protecting California’s coastline; and developing a comprehensive strategy that moves California to a 100% renewable energy future.”

Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36

"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  hat 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."

California Association of Psychiatric Technicians

"The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians is proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate because he’s a true champion for patients, healthcare workers, and working families. In the State Legislature, he led on a range of issues, from protecting workers’ rights and combating income inequality, to increasing access to healthcare and expanding behavioral and mental health programs. We are excited to stand with Josh to protect California's most vulnerable communities.”

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