REP LIEU STATEMENT ON PADILLA APPOINTMENT TO SENATE
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he will be appointing Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill the Senate vacancy left by Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.
“I'm thrilled that my friend, Alex Padilla, will be the next Senator from California. Alex and I worked together as State Senators, and I am confident he'll be a stellar U.S. Senator. I applaud Governor Newsom for making this historic appointment. I look forward to advancing our shared interests on key issues like climate change, criminal justice reform and infrastructure so that we can help Californians continue to prosper."