Newman earns support of CA Assembly Speaker in 2020 rematch bid

Continuing to amass support from key California leaders in his rematch bid for State Senate District 29, U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman garnered the critical endorsement of California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

In a statement released with the endorsement, Speaker Rendon remarked:

“From his service in the U.S. Army, to his work helping veterans land good jobs, to his time in the State Senate, Josh Newman has shown tremendous courage, compassion and decisive leadership throughout his career. He’s always put people first – and that’s precisely what he’ll do in the State Senate. I am proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate because we need his forward-thinking vision as well as his effectiveness fighting on behalf of the people of the 29th District.”

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. Questions for Josh Newman: In your news release you said you received the CRITICAL ENDORSEMENT of California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Why was his endorsement critical? Why do you think people will forget that you were the deciding vote in raising our gas taxes?

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