Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on Assembly Member Anthony Rendon’s selection to be the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly:
“The Los Angeles County Democratic Party congratulates Assembly Member Anthony Rendon on being selected as the Speaker-Designate of the California State Assembly. We look forward to working with him next year as Speaker once he is sworn in.
“In the meantime, we stand strongly with Speaker Toni G. Atkins as she navigates this year’s incredibly complex issues at the close of the legislative session and the two ongoing extraordinary sessions on transportation and healthcare funding issues.
“We have full faith that Assembly Speaker Atkins and State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will guide the Legislative Democrats to take advantage of the many opportunities to ensure that California continues to make history and set the standard for the rest of the nation on critically important issues, such as environmental protection and fighting climate change.”