Josh Newman (politician)
|Member of the California State Senate|
from the 29th district
December 5, 2016 – June 24, 2018
|Preceded by||Bob Huff|
|Succeeded by||Ling-Ling Chang|
|Born||October 16, 1964|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Years of service||1986–1990|
Josh Newman (born October 17, 1964) is an American politician who formerly served in the California State Senate until being recalled in June 2018. A Democrat, he represented the 29th Senate District, which encompasses parts of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties.
Newman was elected to the State Senate by a very narrow margin in November 2016, providing Democrats with a ⅔ supermajority of 27 seats. In June 2018, he was successfully recalled by the voters of the 29th Senate District, and replaced by his 2016 opponent, former Republican Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang.
Prior to being elected to the State Senate, Newman was a veterans' advocate and executive director of a nonprofit for veterans.
In June 2018, Newman was recalled from office, ostensibly 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 Republican Ling Ling Chang, whom he had defeated in the 2016 election.
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