SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), Chair of the Assembly Elections Committee, offered his congratulations to Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber on her nomination to become California’s next Secretary of State.
"I want to congratulate my colleague and friend, Dr. Shirley Weber, on her historic nomination to become California’s next Secretary of State," said Assemblymember Marc Berman. "Dr. Weber is widely admired as one of the most principled members of the Legislature. As chair of the Assembly Elections Committee, I've had the pleasure of working with Dr. Weber to make California’s elections more inclusive and accessible for all Californians. As a member and former Chair of the committee, whose grandfather was never allowed to vote in the pre-voting rights south, Dr. Weber has worked tirelessly to protect and advance voting rights in California. I know that she will build upon that great work as our next Secretary of State."
If confirmed by the Legislature, Dr. Weber would be the first African American woman to serve as Secretary of State in California. She would replace Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who Governor Gavin Newsom announced earlier today as his selection to serve as California’s next United States Senator.
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