It’s Official: Speaker-Elect John Perez

Congratulations to Speaker-Elect John A. Perez.

Los Angeles Democrat John Perez has been elected the next leader of the California Assembly, becoming the first openly gay lawmaker to lead either house of the Legislature.

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Perez was elected speaker Thursday on a 48-26 party-line vote. (SJ Merc)

The Republicans, who voted unanimously for Speaker Bass, apparently couldn’t bring themselves to vote for a Perez.  Whether that is because of his sexuality or his politics, I leave to your judgment, good reader.