|Former candidate for|
|North Carolina State Senate, District 40|
|J.D.||Thomas Jefferson School of Law|
Newton earned his bachelor's degree from UNC-Wilmington and his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and managing partner in the law firm of Newton & Arroyo, PLLC.
Newton's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Support a strong public education system, including raising teacher pay;"
- Excerpt: "Stand up for teachers and working families;"
- Excerpt: "Promote affordable and accountable healthcare;"
- Excerpt: "Stick up for the middle class and working poor by tackling the oppressive measures embedded within the General Assembly’s recent tax reforms;"
- Excerpt: "Modify the laws that obstruct affordable housing and propose legislation that curtails unfairness within the Home Owners Association (HOA) foreclosure process;"
Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Joyce Waddell defeated Nasif Majeed, Matt Newton, Ty Turner and Morris McAdoo in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2014|
Newton ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 12th District. Newton sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Newton was defeated incumbent Rep. Melvin L. Watt in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013. North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.
The primary took place on May 8, 2012.
|U.S. House of Representatives-North Carolina, District 12 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Newton is married to Tiffany Arroyo.
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- Salisbury Post, "Elect 2012: Newton hopeful for House seat," accessed March 3, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012.
- Campaign website, "Meet Matt," accessed March 25, 2014
- Campaign website, "Priorities," accessed March 25, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results," accessed October 10, 2012