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Assembly Democrats Choose New Speaker

 
Posted March 17th, 2014 @ 6:51pm by KFBK News

The Assembly has voted to make San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins its speaker, replacing John Perez.

Perez says a transition date has not been set but that it will be before summer.

The Los Angeles Democrat is termed out this year and is running for state controller.

Atkins will be the third woman to lead the Assembly.

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