Josh Newman (politician)

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Josh Newman
Member of the California State Senate
from the 29th district
In office
December 5, 2016 – Late June or Early July, 2018
Preceded by Bob Huff
Succeeded by Ling-Ling Chang
Personal details
Born (1964-10-16) October 16, 1964 (age 53)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Darcy Lewis
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 2018[edit]

In June 2018, Newman was recalled from office.[1] Newman was recalled for his affirmative vote on Senate Bill 1, which increased gas and diesel taxes and raised DMV registration fees in California.[2][3] He was replaced by tax-payer advocate Republican Ling Ling Chang, his previous opponent.[4]


Newman is Jewish.[5] He is married to Darcy Lewis and they have one child.[6]


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