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Josh Newman

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Senate Democrat

District 29, Brea

Time in office

Senate: 2016-2018, 2020—Present

Background

Veterans' Advocate

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Capitol office

State Capitol, Room 4066, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4029

District office(s)

203 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832; (714) 525-2342

Biographical information

Birth Place

Poughkeepsie, NY

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Fullerton, CA

Gender

Male

Born

October 17, 1964

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2019-2020

This legislator was not in the Legislature last session, so we don’t have enough data on how they vote yet. Check back next year!

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CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Full speed ahead on overhauling California recalls

By Ben Christopher, September 15, 2021

Dust to dust: Will California lawmakers legalize human composting — transforming bodies into soil?

By Marissa Garcia, August 9, 2021

In switch, lawmakers accelerate Newsom recall election

By Emily Hoeven, June 11, 2021

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Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Budget and Fiscal Review
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Oversees Senate consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees.
Business, Professions and Economic Development
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Bills relating to most business and professional practices and regulations.
Elections and Constitutional Amendments
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Bills relating to Elections, Reapportionment and proposals to amend the California Constitution.
Labor, Public Employment and Retirement
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Bills relating to labor, industrial safety, unemployment, workers’ compensation and insurance, state and local public agency collective bargaining, state and local nonschool public employees, noncertificated and classified public school employees, public retirement systems, public employees’ compensation and employment benefits, including retirement and health care, and state social security administration.
Military and Veterans Affairs
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Bills pertaining to veterans, military affairs, and armories; amending the state’s Military and Veterans Code; oversight of programs managed by the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California Military Department (CMD).
Transportation
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Bills relating to vehicles, aircraft, and vessels; to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles; to waterways, harbors, highways, public transportation systems, and airports.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

Special interest groups are organizations that advocate on behalf of shared interests, such as protecting the environment. Many interest groups rate politicians on how well their voting records agree with each group's goals. See a selection of these ratings for this legislator. Methodology →

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Senate District 29 demographics

Senate District 29 map
D

Leans Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
39%
46%
GOP
31%
24%
No party
25%
24%
Other
5%
6%

Race/ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
38%
39%
White
27%
37%
Asian
29%
14%
Black or African American
3%
6%
Multi-race
2%
3%

Median household income

$85,364
$75,235

Median age

37.7
36.5

Poverty rate

10%
13%

Bachelor's degree or higher

38%
34%

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Most recent election

2020 General
D

Josh Newman

Democratic
51.3%
R

Ling Ling Chang (Incumbent)

Republican
48.7%

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