SACRAMENTO– Today Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced changes to his Assembly leadership team, and appointed new committee chairs to serve out the 2011-12 Regular Session.
“I’m pleased to announce the members of our talented new leadership team and new committee chair assignments,” said Speaker Pérez. This group represents a diverse cross-section of California and offers an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise on the important issues impacting our state.”
The following Leadership changes will take effect on September 1st:
Assistant Speaker pro Tempore
Majority Floor Leader
Assistant Majority Floor Leader
Asst. Majority Whip
Hon. Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco)
Hon. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego)
Hon. Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa)
Hon. Roger Hernández (D-West Covina)
Hon. Chuck Calderon (D-Whittier)
(*** From August 10 – September 1, Assemblymember Nora Campos will serve as Assistant Speaker pro Tempore.)
The following members will retain their current Leadership positions:
Asst. Majority Policy Leader
Democratic Caucus Chair
Rules Committee Chair
Hon. Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto)
Hon. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo)
Hon. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley)
The following committee chair appointments will take effect on August 10th:
Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) will Chair the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee.
Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) will Chair the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) will Chair the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee.
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) will Chair the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee.
Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will Chair the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation.
Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) will Chair the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration.
Assemblymember Rich Gordon (D-Redwood City) will Chair the Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee.
Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) will Chair the Assembly Education Committee.
Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) will Chair the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee.
Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) will Chair the Assembly Health Committee.
Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) will Chair the Assembly Higher Education Committee.
Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) will be Vice Chair of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.
Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno) will Chair the Assembly Insurance Committee.
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will Chair the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) will be Vice Chair of the Assembly Local Government Committee.
Assemblymember Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa) will Chair the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee.
Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar) will Chair the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee.
Assemblymember Bob Hueso (D-San Diego) will Chair the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.
Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) will be Co-Chair of the Assembly Legislative Ethics Committee.