Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Assemblywoman Gonzalez Applauds Gov. Brown’s Nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to State Supreme Court


SAN DIEGO – (Tuesday, July 22, 2014) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s nomination of Stanford Law Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to the California State Supreme Court:

"I’m beyond excited to learn of Gov. Brown’s nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to the State Supreme Court. Professor Cuéllar would be the first Latino immigrant to the State Supreme Court in modern California history. This is not just a nod to ethnic diversity, but it’s a recognition of the diversity of experiences in our state that makes California one of the most dynamic places in the world. Professor Cuéllar brings wide-ranging experience from an accomplished career to this important position and is well-qualified to serve, a forward thinker, and – most importantly – a Stanford Cardinal. I commend Governor Brown on his choice, and look forward to Professor Cuéllar's tenure on the Court."

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez represents the 80th Assembly District, which includes Chula Vista, National City and the San Diego neighborhoods of City Heights, Barrio Logan, Paradise Hills, San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, and serves as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women and the Workplace. For more information, visit http://asmdc.org/members/a80/ .

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