"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born and raised in Midtown South St. Petersburg the most impoverished area in Pinellas County. I was one of eight siblings being raised by a single divorced mother. I learned early on the value of hard work and perseverance. My Mother worked as a domestic, sewing, cooking, cleaning and rearing affluent people's children in Snell Isle and Shore Acres until her death in 1985.
After graduating from Northeast High School in 1981 I attended International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) Technical Institute where I received an Associate Arts Degree in Electronics Engineering in 1983. I also Attended Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College.
In 1983 I started an 18 year career with Xerox Corporation as a Senior Printing Systems Engineer. There I met and married my soulmate Melissa Newton. We have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. This year we will celebrate 30 years of marital bliss.
I was elected to St. Petersburg City Council in 2007 and re-elected to a 2nd term in 2011. After 8 years of governance, I was Term Limited on January 2nd 2016.
****Elected to the Florida House of Representatives November 2016. Re-elected August 2018 to a 2nd Term****
I want to continue being a champion that is visible and vocal on issues of importance for the people in District 7 and Pinellas County.
Real leadership is about self-sacrifice, commitment and truly caring about people. As a Statesman, I believe in people, over the politicians.
I want to continue serving as your voice on the Pinellas County Commission.
A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares.
It will be an honor and a privilege to continue serving you on the Pinellas County Commission.
Wengay "Newt" Newton
Representative District 70
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
"If there is something wrong, those who have the ability to take action, have a responsibility to take action."
Declaration of Independence
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