California State Pipe Trades Council endorses Josh Newman

In a reflection of his extensive support from working men and women, U.S. Army veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Josh Newman secured a key endorsement from the California State Pipe Trades Council.

In a statement released with the announced endorsement, California State Pipe Trades Council Executive Director Mike Layton commented:

“The California State Pipe Trades Council is proud to endorse Josh Newman in his rematch bid for State Senate District 29. During his time in the State Legislature, Josh was a force on behalf of working families, protecting workers rights, combating income inequality, increasing access to healthcare, backing California’s tough workers’ rights laws, rebuilding our infrastructure to create more good jobs, and fighting for more investments in job-training as well as retirement benefits for working people. We know Josh will be a champion for working families and that’s why he has our full and enthusiastic support.”

Reflecting on the announced endorsement, Newman commented:

“I’m honored and grateful to receive the endorsement of the California State Pipe Trades Council. I’m very proud of the work we accomplished when I was in the State Senate, from expanding access to affordable healthcare; to forward-thinking policies on workers’ rights and investments in infrastructure, to fighting for more good jobs that lift up working families and help to grow our middle-class economy. I’m grateful for their support and confidence, and look forward to continuing to partner with them to fight for an economy that works for every Californian.”

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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  1. Josh Newman is a TAX and SPEND Democrat. Simple as that. He never met a tax he didn’t like. The Dems are busy creating new tax schemes all day every day. They Dems are also owned by unions, all unions; they are not selective. Do not vote for Josh Newman unless you want your taxes to go up, up and up.

  2. In a reflection of his extensive support for raising gas taxes from working men and women, U.S. Army veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Josh Newman secured another endorsement from a UNION.

    You have to wonder why all these unions keep endorsing the RECALLED state senator. Do unions such as the California State Pipe Trades Council expect SOMETHING from having a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT in Sacramento?

    Why are UNIONS, which many in the government sector can now happily OPT OUT of, endorsing DEMOCRATS?

    Well, we’re each entitled to one vote. So if you want your gas and other taxes to INCREASE, vote for Josh Newman. Then get read to say farewell to even more family and friends fleeing California for lower tax states.

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