State Building and Construction Trades Council of California endorses Josh Newman

In the latest reflection of his outstanding track record fighting for working class families, U.S. Army veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Josh Newman garnered a critical endorsement from the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California in his rematch race for Senate District 29.

In a statement released with the announced endorsement, Cesar Diaz, Legislative and Political Director of the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California, remarked:

“The State Building and Construction Trades Council of California is proud to support Josh Newman in his campaign for State Senate. 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.”

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. In the latest reflection of his outstanding track record fighting for tax increases such as the state’s gas taxes – as if they aren’t high enough – RECALLED former State Senator Josh Newman garnered ANOTHER UNION ENDORSEMENT.

    Let’s not forget why we RECALLED Josh Newman. Vote for him if you want your taxes to increase!

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