Fullerton, CA – A half-dozen State Senators announced their endorsements of Josh Newman’s campaign to represent California’s 29th Senate District. The list of upper-house legislators includes Senators Jim Beall, Ed Hernandez, Ricardo Lara, Connie Leyva, Tony Mendoza, and Bob Wieckowski.
In announcing their endorsements, Senator Ed Hernandez, whose district borders the seat Newman is seeking, released the following statement:
“Josh Newman is a thoughtful and practical leader, who understands that it takes consensus and common sense in order to get things done. He is truly committed to finding long-term solutions to help solve the problems facing California. Josh will make a great State Senator, and I am excited to join with my colleagues in supporting his campaign”
Senator Tony Mendoza, whose district also borders the 29th Senate District, added:
“I am proud to support Josh Newman for State Senate because he is committed to fighting for the issues that matter most to working families. In the Senate, Josh will be a forceful voice for policies that help businesses create new jobs, ensure equal pay for women, expand paid family leave, fully-fund our system of public education, and empower middle class families.”
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.