"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."

John F. Kennedy

  • Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Business & Professions Subcommittee (Ranking Member)
  • Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
  • State Affairs Committee 

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.
                         
St. Petersburg City Council 2008-2016
                     Florida House of Representatives 2016-2020

                           12 Years of Consecutive Governance

Real leadership is about self-sacrifice, commitment and genuinely caring about people. As a Statesman, I believe in people, over the politicians.


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. 


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


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