Josh Newman (politician)

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Josh Newman
Member of the California State Senate
from the 29th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded by Bob Huff
Personal details
Born (1964-10-17) October 17, 1964 (age 53)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Darcy
Residence Fullerton, California
Alma mater Yale University
Profession Nonprofit director
Veterans advocate
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg Army
Years of service 1986-1990

Josh Newman (born October 17, 1964) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Senate.


Newman is a Democrat representing the 29th Senate District, encompassing parts of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. His election was a surprise, as he narrowly defeated state Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang to succeed term-limited Republican Bob Huff.[1]

Prior to being elected to the state senate, he was a veterans' advocate and executive director of a nonprofit for veterans.

Recall 2017[edit]

In 2017, Newman is currently facing a recall due to his voting in favor of Senate Bill 1 which would increase gas and diesel taxes and raise DMV registration fees in California.[2][3]


Newman is Jewish.[4] He is married to Darcy and they have one child.


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