Ting Praises Atkins as New Assembly Speaker

For immediate release:

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement following today’s swearing in of Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) as the 69th Speaker of the State Assembly.

“Toni Atkins’ rise to the speakership from modest origins challenges all of us to dream big.  That is a wonderfully appropriate motto for governing California right now, with our economy in recovery and our budget allowing for the responsible restoration of investments in our people.  I thank Speaker John A. Pérez for his service from which California is clearly better off, and I look forward to working with Speaker Atkins as she makes her mark.  The transfer of the Assembly speakership to her represents an inspiring leap forward for equality that I am proud to support.”

Contact: Anthony Matthews, tel. (916) 319-2019, anthony.matthews@asm.ca.gov