Toni Atkins will replace Kevin de Leon

Screenshot 2017-12-08 at 07.25.57California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León announced Thursday that the chamber is set to pick San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins as his successor, making her the first woman and first openly gay legislator to hold the leadership position, a move that is bringing praise from Democrats and Republicans alike.

De León, D-Los Angeles, said in a statement that Atkins, D-San Diego, “will make history and be our Senate’s next president pro tempore. I have every confidence she will lead America’s most accomplished legislative chamber to even greater heights and build on our extraordinary progress.”

De León said Democratic senators are unified in their support for Atkins and there will be a formal vote in early January before a transition next year. De León leaving stepping down as president to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

San Diego Union-Tribune

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One comment

  1. no wonder Kaly is tanking.. The guy who openly admitts that his amily is here illegaly usin g fake ID’s and now they pick a Lesbian for tje job based solely on the fact that she’ a lesbian.. Now you know why Kaly is buring to the ground for the 2nd time in 3 months.. The Peoples Business has been subverted for crackpot politics by the head crackpot his and herself.. Kalys the laughing stock of America nowadays and look no further than these two clowns who have absolute power.. Flee while you still .

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