Following his graduation from Yale University, as many of his classmates were heading to Wall Street, Josh Newman enlisted in the U.S. Army. As a military officer, Josh served in South Korea with the 25th Infantry Division.
Josh had a successful career in technology after his military service. Wanting to give back, he founded and served as the executive director of ArmedForce2Workforce, a group that assisted local veterans in in their pursuit of career-oriented employment.
Josh was elected to the State Senate after running a successful grassroots campaign. In this role, he’s been active, accessible, and unafraid to take on the special interests. Josh has authored commonsense legislation to improve schools, expand mental health resources, and protect open space. In response to the homelessness crisis, he brought together cities and law enforcement agencies across O.C. to create a new program that’s been a model throughout the state for reducing homelessness.
Josh serves as the Chair of the Senate’s Education Committee, and he’s a cofounder of the legislature’s bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.
Josh and his wife, Darcy, live in Orange County with their daughter and three rescue dogs.