Atkins Acclaimed by National Figures, Local Friends on Senate Honor

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California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye swears in Sen. Toni Atkins with her spouse Jennifer LeSar, outgoing Senate Pro Team Kevin de León (left) and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom looking on. Photo via Twitter

From House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and national Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez to state Senate colleagues and San Diego friends, Toni Atkins reveled in social media acclaim as she took the gavel at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday as state Senate leader.

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Rep. Pelosi of San Francisco said on Twitter: “With her vision and values, she will make history and progress for California.”

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said: “What makes her truly extraordinary is her authenticity, intellect and compassion. She will be one of CA’s great Senate leaders.”

San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole said: “Talk about #WomensHistoryMonth A huge congratulations to @toniatkins for being sworn-in as the 1st woman & 1st LGBTQ President Pro Tem of the CA State Senate. I look forward to your San Diego celebration on April 13th!”

On the Republican side, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer congratulated Atkins and said she looked forward “to continue working with you and the entire state Senate on issues facing cities throughout CA.”

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