Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Assembymember Atkins named new Majority Leader

Speaker John A. Pérez Announces New Assembly Leadership Positions and Committee Chairs

SACRAMENTO– Today Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced changes to his Assembly leadership team, and appointed new committee chairs to serve out the 2011-12 Regular Session.
 “I’m pleased to announce the members of our talented new leadership team and new committee chair assignments,” said Speaker Pérez.  This group represents a diverse cross-section of California and offers an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise on the important issues impacting our state.”

The following Leadership changes will take effect on September 1st:
Speaker pro Tempore                          Hon. Nora Campos (D-San Jose)***
Assistant Speaker pro Tempore          Hon. Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco)
Majority Floor Leader                     Hon. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego)
Assistant Majority Floor Leader         Hon. Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa)
Majority Whip                                     Hon. Roger Hernández (D-West Covina)
Asst. Majority Whip                           Hon. Chuck Calderon (D-Whittier)
(*** From August 10 – September 1, Assemblymember Nora Campos will serve as Assistant Speaker pro Tempore.)

The following members will retain their current Leadership positions:
Majority Policy Leader                       Hon. Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles)
Asst. Majority Policy Leader              Hon. Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto)
Democratic Caucus Chair                   Hon. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo)
Rules Committee Chair                       Hon. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley)

The following committee chair appointments will take effect on August 10th:

Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) will Chair the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee.

Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) will Chair the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) will Chair the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee.

Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) will Chair the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee.

Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will Chair the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation.

Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) will Chair the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration.

Assemblymember Rich Gordon (D-Redwood City) will Chair the Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee.

Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) will Chair the Assembly Education Committee.

Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) will Chair the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee.

Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) will Chair the Assembly Health Committee.

Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) will Chair the Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) will be Vice Chair of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno) will Chair the Assembly Insurance Committee.

Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will Chair the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) will be Vice Chair of the Assembly Local Government Committee.

Assemblymember Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa) will Chair the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee.

Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar) will Chair the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee.

Assemblymember Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) will Chair the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.

Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) will be Co-Chair of the Assembly Legislative Ethics Committee.

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