Todd Gloria to serve as Assembly interim speaker pro temporeAround the Nation, Breaking News, Top Highlights Thursday, February 1st, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Starting today, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) will serve as the Interim Speaker Pro Tempore of the California State Assembly and preside over its meetings along with the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore Laura Friedman (D-Glendale). Gloria receives this new assignment on an interim basis while current Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) takes time to be with his newborn twins.
“This is a huge honor and I’m grateful to Speaker Rendon and Speaker Pro Tempore Mullin for having the faith in me to assume this responsibility,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “We have a lot of work in front of us this year and some important conversations to have as a body. The best thing I hope to do is ensure the process is carried out smoothly and to ensure the people’s work gets done.”
The Speaker Pro Tempore is appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. Along with the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore, this position exercises the powers and duties of the Speaker in their absence, which includes presiding over and conducting Assembly floor sessions.
Assemblymember Gloria still serves as the Assembly’s Majority Whip.
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