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California Senate Leader Toni G. Atkins Endorses Anthony Portantino for Congress


BURBANK - California State Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins today announced her endorsement of Anthony Portantino for Congress in District 30.


"My friend Anthony is one of the most tenacious, hardworking and accomplished legislators, a national leader in the fight for sensible gun laws and an incredible ally in the fight for equality, women's healthcare, and abortion and LGBTQ rights," said Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins. "I am proud to join an impressive list of women, local elected officials and activists who support Anthony Portantino for Congress."


About Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins:


Toni Atkins is a trailblazer with a record of delivering results. Dedicated to public service, Atkins was elected in 2018 as California’s first woman Senate President Pro Tem. Prior to that, she was San Diego’s first ever Speaker of the State Assembly. She first began California in the mid-1980s as director of clinic services at a woman’s health care clinic and later as a City Councilmember from 2000 to 2008, which included her position as acting Mayor in 2005, before being elected to the State Assembly in 2010.

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