Josh Newman secures support of LA/OC Building Trades in SD29 campaign

Further adding to his wide-ranging support from working families in the 29th District, U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman secured a critical endorsement from the Los Angeles/Orange County Building Trades Council in his campaign for State Senate.

In a letter sent to Newman’s campaign in support of his candidacy as part of announcing their endorsement, LA/OC Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Ron Miller said:

“After reviewing your public experience and commitment to working families, we think you will be a great asset when elected to the Senate. [Josh’s] past record as a labor champion with the Building Trades will serve well when it comes to fighting for the lives of the residents of the 29th Senate District. The Building Trades Craft Unions are proud to support your campaign.”

Recently, the former Senator rolled out his new campaign video, titled “Citizen Newman.”

In the ad, Citizen Newman notes, “We, the people, have every right to expect decency and honesty from those who serve us in elected office. I live by a couple of simple rules: do the work, tell the truth, stand up for what you believe in, and do the right thing.”

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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This article was released by Josh Newman for Senate 2020.

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1 Comment

  1. Yeah. Let’s support him. Maybe we can get the gas tax raised even more than the last one he voted for.

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