Los Angeles Police Protective League endorses Josh Newman

Reflecting his record working to enhance public safety, U.S. Army veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Josh Newman secured a notable endorsement from the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) in the race for State Senate District 29. The LAPPL represents more than 9,900 dedicated sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPPL President Craig Lally released the following statement with the announced endorsement:

“The Los Angeles Police Protective League is proud to endorse Josh Newman for State Senate because we believe he’s not only highly qualified, but that he is the best choice for public safety. As a veteran, Josh has a deep understanding of the issues that impact law enforcement officials and his integrity and experience set him apart. We know Josh will be a strong advocate for improving neighborhood security in Sacramento, and we look forward to helping him in his campaign.”

Reflecting on the announced endorsement, Newman commented:

“I’m very honored and extremely grateful to have the support of the members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. In the State Senate, I’ll be a strong and vocal advocate for improving neighborhood security and continuing the public safety leadership about the best and most effective ways to improve public safety, community relations, and working conditions for law enforcement officers.”

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.