Two influential education organizations endorse Josh Newman

Highlighting his commitment to improving the access, affordability, and quality of California’s public education system, U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman earned the endorsements of the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC).

Both unions released statements following the announced endorsements:

“Josh Newman champions high-quality public education, healthcare, and public services for our students, their families, and our communities. That is why the California Federation of Teachers 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.”
-California Federation of Teachers (CFT) President Jeff Freitas

“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.”
-Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) Executive Director Evan Hawkins

Last week, Newman’s campaign released a new digital video ad titled “Better Senator,” which highlights his independent, common-sense agenda, and features the campaign’s ice cream truck, where prospective voters can talk about important issues with the former Senator and his team, while enjoying a free “Better Senator” ice cream sandwich. To find out more about upcoming destinations for the “Better Senator,” follow @BetterSenatorCA on Twitter and Instagram or visit

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.

For more information please visit:

This article was released by Josh Newman for Senate 2020.