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Josh Newman (D) - District 29

Senator Josh Newman

Josh Newman is a United States Army veteran, community activist, non-profit founder, and former State Senator for the 29th Senate district of California. A graduate of Yale, Senator Newman was elected to serve the 29th Senate District in November of 2016.

Prior to serving in the State Senate, Newman served as founder and Executive Director of ArmedForce2Workforce, a non-profit initiative founded in 2012 to assist young veterans in the Orange County/Greater Los Angeles area in the pursuit of rewarding, career-oriented employment.  

Senator Newman served as an officer in the United States Army with active duty assignments with a nuclear weapons detachment in South Korea and with a conventional artillery battalion in the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

In the State Senate, Newman chaired the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. He also sat on the Business and Professions, Health, Insurance, and Human Services Committees. His legislation championed veteran services, mental health services, public education, job creation, and transportation improvements.

Josh Newman and his wife Darcy Lewis, a native of Orange County, reside in Fullerton with their daughter and three rescue Chihuahuas.