Senator Wiener’s Statement on Senator Toni Atkins Becoming the New Leader of the California State Senate

December 7, 2017

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement about Senator Toni Atkins, who will become the new President pro Tempore of the California State Senate in January:

“Toni Atkins is a fantastic leader for our state. She is also a trailblazer for the LGBT community, and I consider her a mentor. As the first woman and first LGBT Senate Pro Tem in California history, she will blaze yet another trail. I worked closely with Toni this year on our housing package and on legislation to support transgender and non-binary people. I’m thrilled to support Toni as our next Senate President Pro Tem, and I will work very hard to ensure her success as leader. I also want to thank Senator Kevin De Leon for his tremendous leadership during challenging times. I’m grateful for his steady hand leading this great institution.”