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Atkins To Replace De León, Become First Female Senate President Pro Tem

08 Décembre 2017

Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, after her housing measure was approved by the state Assembly on September 14, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif.

California Senate Democrats have chosen a new leader, the first woman to ever lead the chamber. Democrats are planning for it to be Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego, a former Assembly speaker. Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles. Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democrat. There will be a formal vote on leadership in early January before a transition next year when he will be forced from the Senate by term limits, he said.

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"I'm pleased to announce our caucus is unified in support for Sen".

"Toni is a leader of great experience, achievement and integrity, and I have every confidence that she will lead America's most accomplished legislative chamber to even greater heights", de León said in a statement. She's also a co-author of the single-payer health care bill that passed the Senate past year before stalling in the Assembly. Atkins said, "Today, I am humbled by the trust my colleagues have placed in me, and I intend to earn that trust every day by working tirelessly and inclusively to keep California a place of opportunity for everyone". Voters sent her to the Senate for the first time a year ago.

Atkins To Replace De León, Become First Female Senate President Pro Tem