SACRAMENTO, CA— Today, the California State Assembly voted to take official action to elect Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) as the 71st Speaker of the legislative body. Under House Resolution 1, Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) will continue to serve as Speaker until June 30, 2023, at which point, Speaker Designate Rivas will be sworn in as Speaker. HR 1 memorialized the unanimous agreement of the Democratic Caucus with a vote on the Assembly Floor.
Speaker Designate Robert Rivas:
“I am honored to have received the support of my colleagues. I look forward to working with Speaker Anthony Rendon over the coming months on a seamless, productive transition. The 40 million residents that call California home are counting on us to lead on the critical issues facing the Golden State. I will work tirelessly alongside each of my colleagues to protect the California Dream and expand opportunity across the state.”
Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Activist:
“I want to congratulate Speaker Designate Robert Rivas. Robert has been a fighter for women's rights and a champion for equality since he began his career in public service in 2010. Having grown up in farmworker housing and watched his grandfather organize his fellow farmworkers, Robert truly understands the importance of standing up for our working families. I am excited to see the amazing things Speaker Designate Rivas will achieve over the coming years.”