Josh Newman (politician)
|Member of the California State Senate
from the 29th district
December 5, 2016 – Late June or Early July, 2018
|Preceded by||Bob Huff|
|Succeeded by||Ling-Ling Chang|
|Born||October 16, 1964|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||1986-1990|
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.
Prior to being elected to the state senate, he was a veterans' advocate and executive director of a nonprofit for veterans.
In June 2018, Newman was recalled from office. Newman was recalled for his affirmative vote on Senate Bill 1, which increased gas and diesel taxes and raised DMV registration fees in California. He was replaced by tax-payer advocate Republican Ling Ling Chang, his previous opponent.
- Jordan Graham (November 23, 2016). "Josh Newman takes lead in 29th state Senate race, bringing Democrats close to supermajority". The Orange County Register. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
- "State Sen. Josh Newman Targeted By Recall Over California Gas Tax Vote". CBS Sacramento.
- "Info for tomorrow's recall Josh Newman show". KFI AM 640.
- "Special Recall Election". California Secretary of State. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
- Arom, Eitan (January 6, 2017). "Jewish state legislators ready to make an impact". Jewish Journal.
- May 5th luncheon honoring Senator Josh Newman