FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2016
Contact: Derek Humphrey, Cell: (951) 805-4167
Fullerton, CA – California State Treasurer John Chiang announced his endorsement of Josh Newman’s campaign for State Senate today.
In announcing his support, Chiang remarked:
“Josh Newman has the spirit of service, creativity, and optimism needed to drive California forward. His perspective, especially related to helping new businesses grow, will make a significant difference in the State Senate. We can trust Josh to champion policies that strengthen our economy and responsibly manage our budget, and I hope you will join me in supporting his campaign.”
Chiang, a candidate for Governor in 2018, is one of the most sought after endorsements in California politics. Prior to his election as Treasurer, Chiang served two-terms as State Controller and two-terms on the State Board of Equalization.
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.