Charles Newman, a native Southern Californian, received his B.A. from U.C.S.B. and law degree from Washington University’s School of Law. He practiced law and specialized in the defense of complex class actions and commercial litigation.
Charles was a director of the Montecito Water Board (July 2015 to December 2016) and served on its Recycled Water (Chair), Finance, Water Supply, Legal and Public Information (Chair) Committees. He chaired (2019-2020) and served on the Montecito Planning Commission (2017-2021).