Press Release

Hertzberg Statement on California Senate Leadership Transition

Senator Hertzberg congratulates fellow former California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins on becoming next Senate Pro Tem

December 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, released the following statement on Thursday regarding the announcement that Senator Toni G. Atkins will succeed Senator Kevin de León as Senate President pro Tempore:

“We have critical work to do, and there’s no better person to lead the charge than my fellow former Speaker Toni Atkins. Senator Atkins’ experience as Speaker makes her well positioned to hit the ground running, and I am excited to work together to address the great challenges we face in the Senate and across California. I congratulate Senator Atkins on this historic achievement, and thank Senator de León for his years of leadership as pro Tem.”

A formal vote of the Senate Democratic caucus will take place in early January.

Media Contact: Katie Hanzlik
Press Secretary
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Building, Room 4038
(916) 651-4018

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