SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today released the following statement on the inauguration of Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) as President pro Tempore of the California State Senate:

Speaker Anthony Rendon

“Under the leadership of President pro Tem Kevin de Leon, the Assembly and the Senate shared many significant and progressive accomplishments. With the inauguration of former Speaker Toni Atkins as President pro Tem, I believe we are going to build on that record and continue delivering for the people of California.

“Today’s historic achievement by President pro Tem Atkins goes beyond turning the page to a new era. It also provides an opportunity for the Assembly and Senate to throw out the book – to end historic rivalries that can get in the way of our getting the job done. That will be especially important in our work to prevent sexual harassment and improve the culture of the Capitol, and I am looking forward to a great partnership with President pro Tem Atkins on that issue and many others.”

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