Majority Leader Reyes’s Statement on the Selection of Alex Padilla as U.S. Senator

Sacramento – The following is a statement made by Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes regarding the selection of Secretary of State Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate.

“This morning, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his selection of Secretary of State Alex Padilla to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the Senator for California.

Alex Padilla has been a long-time champion for democracy and I am certain that with his diligent work ethic, commitment to public service, and strong advocacy for the disadvantaged communities, he will make the people of California proud.  As the son of immigrants, an MIT graduate and California’s Secretary of State, Alex Padilla will offer a unique perspective and voice in Washington. We are thrilled with Governor Newsom’s historic appointment of Alex Padilla to be our next U.S. Senator.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris leaves a huge void and big shoes to fill, and I am certain that Alex Padilla will serve California well, with distinction.” 

Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes represents Assembly District 47 which includes the cities of Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, San Bernardino and the unincorporated areas of Muscoy and Bloomington.

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