Democrats for Equality,
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Alex Padilla to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy caused by election of Kamala Harris as our next Vice President.
Alex Padilla will be the first Latino U.S. Senator from California in our state’s 170-year history.
Prior to being elected Secretary of State, he was one of the youngest members ever elected to the Los Angeles City Council at age 26, and two years later was elected Council President. He was then served two terms in the California State Senate.
We want to congratulate our next U.S. Senator on this historic appointment!
I love you all,
Ryan Trabuco (he/him/his)
San Diego Democrats for Equality