Stephen Newman

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Stephen Newman
Stephen Newman.jpg
Virginia Senate District 23
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2012
Years in position 19
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$169/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth10/15/1964
Place of birthStuart, VA
ProfessionVP in Marketing
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Newman has been a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate since 1996, representing the 23rd district.

Newman attended Central Virginia Community College and Lynchburg College.

In addition to serving as senator Newman is vice president of marketing and sales and a board member at Delta Star, Inc. Previously Newman served as a member of the Lynchburg City Council, from 1988-1991.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Newman has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Newman served on the following committees:

District 23

Newman represents Virginia Senate District 23. Senate District 23 includes Amherst County(part), Bedford, Bedford County, Campbell County(part), Lynchburg.



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Newman won re-election to District 23 of the Virginia State Senate. He was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[1]

Virginia State Senate, District 23 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Newman Incumbent 78% 33,481
     Democratic Robert Short, Sr. 22% 9,439
Total Votes 42,920


On Nov. 6, 2007, Newman won re-election to the 23rd District Seat in the Virginia State Senate.[2]

Newman raised $307,137 for his campaign.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 23 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Newman (R) 20,269 97.20%
Write-in 583 2.79%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Newman received $279,312 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephen Newman's campaign in 2011
Red Clay Strategies LLC$39,100
Virginia Senate Republican Caucus$14,629
Virginia Hospital Association$13,500
Virginia Republican Party$12,715
Virginia Auto & Truck Dealers PAC$9,750
Total Raised in 2011 $279,312
Total Votes received in 2011 33,481
Cost of each vote received $8.34


Below are Newman's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
David Rensin $65,000
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $11,500
Virginia Association of Realtors $5,000
Rick Thompson $5,000
Wayne Booth $5,000


Newman was born in Virginia on October 15, 1964.

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Virginia Senate District 23
Succeeded by