Assemblyman Todd Gloria acknowledges a crowd at the MiraCosta College gym in Oceanside. Photo by Chris Stone

Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, has been re- appointed as the Assembly’s majority whip, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D- Lakewood, announced Thursday.

With the appointment, Gloria is the highest-ranked San Diego representative in the Assembly. This will be Gloria’s second year as majority whip, and he has served in the state Legislature’s leadership since his first election in 2016.

“This upcoming legislative session will be historic,” Gloria said. “We have supermajorities in both houses and a new governor. We have a tremendous opportunity to advance more progressive policy and address the critical issues in our communities. I look forward to being part of the leadership team to make that happen.”

As majority whip, he will lead a team of assistants to identify and advance priority bills. According to Gloria’s office, he has appointed Assembly members Tasha Boerner Horvath, D-Encinitas, and Jesse Gabriel, D-San Fernando Valley, to be assistant whips.

Of the Assembly’s other San Diego representatives, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez will chair the Appropriations Committee and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber will chair the fifth Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety.

The 2019-20 legislative session will begin on Jan. 7, 2019.

–City News Service

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