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. In January 2017 he was appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Santa Barbara County to the Montecito Planning Commission (Chair, 2019-2020).