In another validation of his widespread support from working families in his rematch campaign for State Senate District 29, U.S. Army veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Josh Newman garnered a critical endorsement from the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United.
In a statement released with the announced endorsement, CNA/NNOC Co-President Malinda Markowitz, RN, remarked:
“The California Nurses Association is excited to endorse Josh Newman’s rematch bid for State Senate because he believes that healthcare should be a right – not just a privilege for those who can afford it. We know that if Josh returns to the State Senate, he will again work tirelessly to advance comprehensive healthcare for all Californians, lower the cost of prescription drugs and will ensure that our scope of practice is never compromised so that can we can continue to deliver high quality, safe and therapeutic care to our patients. We are 100% behind Josh Newman for State Senate and look forward to helping him get elected.”
In response to the announced endorsement, Newman commented:
“I’m very honored to have the support of the California Nurses Association. California’s nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system. In addition to their members’ critical contributions to patient care, the CNA has also become a strong voice on behalf of working families in the fight to extend access to high-quality, affordable healthcare to all Californians. I’m deeply gratified to receive CNA’s support in my current campaign for the State Senate, and I look forward to working with their members to improve and expand healthcare to every corner of our great state.”
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.