Although this is his first elected position, Newberry is not new to public service, having served as an Executive Officer in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Brereton Jones, focusing on agriculture, economic development and health care issues. Later, he served as Acting Secretary of Kentucky’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet.
In 1990, Newberry co-founded Newberry, Hargrove & Rambicure, where he practiced law until 1998, when he joined Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs.
Newberry received both his undergraduate and law school education at the University of Kentucky. He has served on numerous volunteer boards and as Deacon Chair at Calvary Baptist Church. Newberry and his wife, Cheryl Ann, have two sons, Drew and Will.