(Sacramento) The members of the California State Assembly have elected John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) to be the next Speaker of the Assembly. Speaker-elect Pérez said following his election, This is an historic moment for California, where we face a number of complex and difficult issues. I am both proud and humbled to have received the votes of my colleagues to serve as the 68th Speaker of the California Assembly. The timing of the transition from current Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) to Speaker-elect Pérez has not yet been finalized. Heres Speaker-elect Pérez speaking to Assembly members immediately after his election in this Assembly Access video.