Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced that Democratic Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be named as Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) replacement upon her resigning to become Vice President of the United States.
Mr. Padilla was elected Secretary of State in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Prior to his statewide service, Alex Padilla served in the California State Senate, and on the Los Angeles City Council, a body for which he was President. He will become California’s first Hispanic Senator, and the first individual from southern California to serve in the body since 1992.
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