Recalled Sen. Josh Newman Announces Campaign Run to Retake Seat in 2020

Fullerton Democrat Josh Newman announced Monday his campaign to run again for the 29th state senate seat in 2020.

This comes eight months after Newman was recalled by voters only 17 months into his first four-year term.

“You hired me once as your State Senator – I’d be honored to have the opportunity to serve you once again,” Newman said in a statement.

The 29th state senate district spans Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties.

Newman, who was elected in 2016, was one of the 81 legislators who voted to increase the state gas tax by 12 cents per gallon to fund road improvement projects.

Newman was recalled by 58 percent of voters, making him the first California state legislator to be recalled in 23 years.

Republican Ling Ling Chang was elected as Newman’s replacement.

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