SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León today appointed Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC). The Senate Rules Committee confirmed the appointment Wednesday afternoon.

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza
The Joint Legislative Audit Committee is a Standing (permanent) Committee composed of both Senate and Assembly members. It is statutorily charged with ascertaining facts, and making reports and recommendations to the Legislature concerning the State, its agencies, departments, and political subdivisions of the State. Independently and through the State Auditor, the JLAC investigates, studies, analyzes, and assesses the financial practices and the performance of existing governmental and/or publicly created entities in California – in order to assist those entities in fulfilling the purpose for which they were created by the Legislature.

“It is a great honor to be appointed to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee,” Senator Mendoza said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly in a bipartisan manner to ensure California’s government is transparent and accountable.”

Senator Tony Mendoza, a Los Angeles native and former elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles, represents the 32nd Senate District encompassing portions of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.