Charles A. Newman, a native Southern Californian, received his B.A. from U.C.S.B. (with high honors) and a law degree from Washington University’s School of Law. In his law practice at large firms, Charles specialized in the defense of complex, class actions.
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. Since his initial appointment in January 2017 by the Board of Supervisors, he has served on the Montecito Planning Commission which he currently chairs.