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Robert Rivas sworn in as State Assembly Speaker

Source: The Pajaronian

Robert Rivas was sworn in as the 71st Speaker of the California State Assembly during a special session Friday at the Capitol.

“California is still the greatest state in the union,” Rivas, a Hollister Democrat who represents the 29th Assembly District, said. “But if we do not act with greater urgency, it will get more and more difficult to build a good life here. We are responsible for protecting the building blocks of Californians’ everyday lives.”

Surrounded by family, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi and Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Central Coast Democrat vowed to fight for a “once and future California Dream.”