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Political advertisement paid for and approved by Wengay M. Newton Sr, Democrat, for Florida House, District 70

Copyright © 2018 Wengay M. Newton Sr., Post Office Box 11551, St. Petersburg, FL. 33733. All Rights Reserved.

Born and raised in St. Petersburg with my seven siblings by our single divorced mother.

I learned early on the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance.

Married to my soulmate Melissa Newton for 28 years. We have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. 

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 wii to continue being a champion on issues of importance for the people in District 70.

Real leadership is about self-sacrifice, commitment and truly caring about people.

As a Statesman, I believe in people, over the politicians.

I will continue serving as your voice in Tallahassee. 

A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares.

You can count on me to continue to give everyone fair consideration of requests.

I feel now is the time for good people to set up for our state’s future. 

It is an honor and a privilege to continue serving you in Tallahassee.


Wengay "Newt" Newton

District 70

  • Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Business & Professions Subcommittee
  • Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
  • State Affairs Committee 

"If there is something wrong, those who have the ability to take action, have a responsibility to take action."

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

John F. Kennedy

"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.