October 5, 2020

LACDP Chair Mark J Gonzalez applauds Governor Newsom on the nomination of Justice Martin Jenkins to the CA Supreme Court


October 5, 2020

LACDP Chair Mark J Gonzalez applauds Governor Newsom on the nomination of Justice Martin Jenkins to the CA Supreme Court


LOS ANGELES, CA  -- In response to the Governor's nomination of Justice Martin Jenkins to the California Supreme Court, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J Gonzalez released the following statement:

“On a day where Supreme Court Justices Alito and Thomas signaled their interest in overturning Obergefell v Hodges solidifying marriage equality across the nation, I’m proud that Governor Newsom has appointed Justice Martin Jenkins as the first openly gay Justice to the California Supreme Court. Justice Jenkins’ storied career from his time in the NFL, to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Department of Justice, to his appointment to the United States District Court here in California by President Clinton reminds us how exceptionally qualified he is to serve on the bench. California has continued to set the example for other states, showing how important diversity is at every level of our government. LA Democrats applaud Governor Newsom for his choice in Justice Jenkins to serve as our next Associate Justice here in California, and wish him the best through the next phase of his confirmation process.”