SIERRA CLUB BACKS JOSH NEWMAN FOR SENATE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2016
Contact: Derek Humphrey, Cell: (951) 805-4167
Fullerton, CA – The Sierra Club announced their endorsement of Josh Newman’s campaign for State Senate today. Support from the popular environmental organization gives Newman continued momentum in the open-seat race for California’s 29th Senate District.
In a letter announcing the endorsement, the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter Chair Sharon Koch stated:
“We are very pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club officially endorses Josh Newman. We are confident that he will continue work to protect California families’ health, air, and water and build a clean energy economy that works for California.”
Mike Bressler, a member of the Sierra Club’s Orange County Political Committee, added:
“We appreciate Mr. Newman’s work to protect open lands, and his support for legislative actions that would seek to limit the impacts of climate change and fracking on current and future generations. He is an environmental champion who will fight to protect California’s clean air, clean water, climate, and natural treasurers.”
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. The group has more than two million members and supporters and is considered to be one of the most coveted endorsements in California politics.
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.