NEW ENDORSEMENTS REFLECT NEWMAN'S WIDESPREAD SUPPORT AMONG WORKING PEOPLE

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, California State Council of Laborers and International Longshore and Warehouse Union All Pick Citizen Josh Newman for State Senate District 29

 

ORANGE COUNTY, CA -- Showcasing the depth and breadth of support his campaign is attracting from organizations that represent working families, today U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman rolled out a potent wave of labor endorsements.
 
Those endorsing Newman's 2020 rematch bid for State Senate District 29 today include:

  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

  • California State Council of Laborers

  • 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

 
“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.”
-- Dan Langford, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
 
"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."
-- Jose Mejia, Director, California State Council of Laborers
 
“ILWU Local 94 is proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate District 29 because working men and women need leaders we can count on to stand up and fight for us. Throughout his time in public service, Josh was a smart and determined leader who represented the common sense approach we need to advance economic development, job creation and creative solutions that help grow and expand our middle class. 
-- Daniel Miranda, President, ILWU Local 94

“The members of ILWU Local 63 are backing Josh Newman for State Senate because we know we can count on him to be a champion for working families. He's been a force on behalf of a fairer economy, protecting workers rights, combating income inequality, increasing access to healthcare and fighting for livable wages. We are pleased to endorse Josh for Senate, and look forward to helping him get elected.”
-- Joe Gasperov, President, ILWU Local 63

“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.”
-- Cathy Familathe, President, ILWU Southern California District Council 

 
“The members of ILWU Local 13 are excited to support Josh Newman in his comeback campaign for State Senate District 29. As Senator, and throughout his career, Josh has had the best interests of working men and women at heart every day. We know that working families can count on him to help create good paying, middle class jobs, and we're excited to help Josh in his campaign.”
-- Ray Familathe, President, ILWU Local 13
 
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 both his district and statewide. 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.)

  • Assemblymember and Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Gipson

  • Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris

  • Assemblymember Christy Smith

  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra

  • Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian

  • 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

  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

  • California State Council of Laborers

  • 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


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

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