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SPEAKER ANTHONY RENDON ENDORSES JOSH NEWMAN FOR STATE SENATE
Fullerton, CA – Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced his endorsement of Josh Newman’s campaign for State Senate today. Support from Rendon builds on the growing momentum Newman’s campaign has earned in recent weeks after receiving endorsements from the Orange County Federation of Labor and the Sierra Club.
In announcing his endorsement, Rendon remarked:
“The state needs individuals like Josh Newman, who are committed to public service and will bring a unique and worthwhile set of skills, perspectives, and ideas to the legislature. I believe that Josh will be a strong voice for the middle-class and fight to strengthen the economy, provide more opportunities to working families, and make the community a safer place to live.
Rendon, who was sworn in as California’s 70th Speaker of the Assembly earlier this year, represents the 63th Assembly District in Los Angeles County. Prior to his election to office, he worked as the Executive Director of Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, and as the Interim Executive Director of the League of Conservation Voters. He also taught political science at California State University, Fullerton.
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.