Exciting Endorsement: California State Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins
Updated: Oct 12, 2022
I'm thrilled to announce that I have been endorsed by California State Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins.
From her website:
"In 2016, Atkins was elected to represent the 39th District in the state Senate... Among the bills she got passed and signed was SB 2, which created a permanent source of funding for affordable housing, a signature piece of legislation she had worked on for seven years.
"In January 2018, after just one year in the Senate, she was elected by her colleagues to be the next Senate President pro Tempore. In March 2018, she was sworn in, becoming the first woman and the first openly LGBTQ person to lead the Legislature’s upper house.
"Throughout her career, Atkins has been a champion for affordable housing, the natural environment, healthcare, veterans, women, and the LGBTQ community. She lives in the South Park community of San Diego with her spouse, Jennifer, and their dog, Joey."