John Rogers | Feb. 17, 2014 | WFLA.com
SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - A Sarasota man says he has the experience necessary to earn a seat in Congress.
At 101-years old, Joe Newman certainly knows a thing or two, so the centenarian is launching a bid for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Newman is competing for Florida's 16th Congressional District; fighting for Vern Buchanan's seat.
After living for 101-years, Newman has seen what this country is capable of and he believes Congress can do much better.
Newman's mother ran a grocery store in their Indiana home and she used food to help pay off the mortgage. Later, after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Newman got a job spreading awareness about a new federal program called Social Security.