Anthony Rendon Sworn In as Assembly Speaker

(Sacramento) – At a ceremony inside the Assembly chamber, surrounded by family, friends and dignitaries from around the state, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon was sworn in as the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly. Speaker Rendon (D-Paramount) took the oath of office alongside his spouse, Annie Lam, and his parents Tom and Gloria Rendon. The 69th Speaker of the Assembly, Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) performed the oath. In his remarks, Speaker Rendon pledged to focus on the issues of poverty, oversight and participation, saying it is unacceptable for almost 2.5 million children to be living in poverty in California, that state agencies – including the Legislature – must be accountable to Californians, and that more Californians should take part in the political process. Here’s more from California’s newest Speaker of the Assembly in this Assembly Access video.