Fullerton, CA – Former State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva announced her endorsement of Josh Newman’s campaign for State Senate today. Quirk-Silva previously represented, and is again running to represent, the north Orange County-based 65th Assembly District, which has significant overlap with the Senate seat the Newman is seeking to represent.
In announcing her support, Quirk-Silva stated:
“Josh Newman’s passion for public service is obvious, and his wide range of experiences and record of accomplishments, across a wide range of disciplines, will serve our region well. His advocacy for veterans, especially those returning to California at the completion of their military service, is exemplary. I am excited to announce my endorsement of his campaign.”
Quirk-Silva represented the 65th Assembly District from 2012 to 2014. Prior to serving in the Assembly, she was a member of the Fullerton City Council.
California’s 29th Senate District is a Democratic-leaning swing-seat, which is home to more registered Democrats than Republicans. Newman and fellow Democrat Sukhee Kang combined to earn over 56% of the vote in June’s Primary Election.
About Josh Newman
Josh Newman is the founder and Executive Director of ArmedForce2Workforce, an organization that assists young veterans returning to the Greater Los Angeles/Orange County area in the pursuit of career-oriented employment upon the completion of their military service.
Josh has a long record of local involvement in community service, which includes serving as: a member of the Executive Board of Neighbors United for Fullerton (NUFF), a co-founder and boardmember of the Veteran Business Network of Greater Los Angeles, a member of the Steering Committee for the Orange County Veterans & Military Families Collaborative (OCVMFC), and the 1st Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party’s Veterans Caucus.
After graduating from Yale University, Josh served as an officer in the United States Army. His post-service experience, prior to founding ArmedForce2Workforce, has included work in local government, marketing and public relations, film and video production, and executive and consulting positions with a number of technology start-ups. Josh lives in Fullerton with his wife, Darcy, and their daughter.