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Swearing in of the 71st Speaker of the California State Assembly – Speaker Robert Rivas

For immediate release:
  • Ashley Labar
  • 916-319-2028

Assemblymember Gail Pellerin:
"Today is a historic moment for the State of California and the Central Coast. Speaker Robert Rivas is the first Speaker from the Central Coast region, and I look forward to having that perspective as we navigate challenges we have never seen before due to climate change like fires, flood, and sea level rise. Robert exemplifies the California dream from growing up in farm worker housing to being the Speaker of the Assembly." Assemblymember Gail Pellerin (D- Santa Cruz)

Speaker Robert Rivas:
"Collaboration is the cornerstone of effective leadership. From protecting our environment to expanding access to healthcare, Assemblymember Gail Pellerin and I share a vision for a stronger, more equitable California, and we are committed to working together to achieve that goal." Speaker Robert Rivas (D- Salinas)