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Assemblymember Pellerin Appointed Chair of the Assembly Elections Committee

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  • Ashley Labar
  • 916-319-2028

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Gail Pellerin (D-Santa Cruz) is pleased to be appointed as Chair of the Assembly Elections Committee by Speaker Robert Rivas.

Assemblymember Pellerin is grateful for the immediate past chairs of the Elections Committee Assemblymember Isaac G. Bryan (D-Los Angeles) for his work to prevent the disenfranchisement of incarcerated people; and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D- Menlo Park), who led the Committee to pass the important reform that made vote-by-mail permanent.

Assemblymember Pellerin served as the chief elections official in Santa Cruz County from 1993 until her retirement in December 2020. As County Clerk, Assemblymember Pellerin managed all elections conducted in the County and served as the Commissioner of Civil Marriage. Assemblymember Pellerin has 27.5 years working for the people of Santa Cruz County. In June 2018, Assemblymember Pellerin was elected to her 4th term as County Clerk, she also served as President of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials from 2010 to 2012 and served as co-chair of the Secretary of State’s Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee.

“It is an honor to be appointed Chair of the Assembly Elections Committee by Speaker Robert Rivas. I’m honored to have the confidence of the Speaker and continue to work to ensure that California is the gold standard for secure, accurate, transparent, and accessible elections. I look forward to continuing the work to improve the voter experience, ensure voting system integrity, and enhance the accuracy of our voter rolls,” Assemblymember Gail Pellerin said.

“I am proud to name Assemblymember Gail Pellerin as Chair of the Assembly Elections Committee,” Speaker Robert Rivas said. “With her 27 years of experience as a County Clerk, Assemblymember Pellerin is well-prepared to improve the accessibility of our elections while ensuring they remain secure and fair.”

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