California's First Woman and LGBTQ President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins is Sworn In


SACRAMENTO -- Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement via Twitter upon the swearing-in of State Senator Toni Atkins as California's 48th State Senate President pro Tempore:

"Toni Atkins is making history as the first woman and LGBTQ Pro Tem, but what makes her truly extraordinary is her authenticity, intellect and compassion. She will be one of CA's great Senate leaders. Proud to stand by her side on this historic day."