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Robert Rivas Elected as Next Speaker of the California State Assembly

Rivas Secures Unanimous Support from Assembly Democratic Caucus; Will Assume Speakership on June 30, 2023

For immediate release:

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Assembly Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to elect Assemblymember Robert Rivas as the 71st Speaker of the California State Assembly. Rivas is now the Speaker-Designee and will assume the role of the Speaker’s office on June 30, 2023. 

Speaker Designee of the California State Assembly Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Salinas):

“I am honored that my Democratic colleagues have instilled their trust in me to lead the Assembly. I would like to thank Speaker Rendon and my colleagues and I am humbled by this opportunity. As the grandson of immigrant farmworkers, I hope to ensure the door of opportunity that was available to my family remains open for future generations. I look forward to working with Speaker Rendon to ensure this is a seamless and productive transition. The 40 million California residents we represent deserve nothing less.”