Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Wednesday, Jan. 19 @ 5:36 p.m.
McGuire Named State Senate Majority Leader
From State Sen. Mike McGuire's office:
Today, Senator Mike McGuire (D-North Coast) was named Majority Leader of the California State Senate by Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins. This makes Senator McGuire the second highest ranking member of the State Senate and he will be working with the Senate President to lead the Senate in the months and years to come.
“With bold leadership along with the ingenuity and hard work Californians are known for, the Golden State is poised to emerge from this pandemic stronger. That’s why I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with our exceptional Senate leader, Pro Tem Toni Atkins. With Senator Atkins in the lead, we’re bringing forward one of America’s strongest climate action plans, building more affordable housing, increasing our wildfire resilience and advancing solutions to the homelessness crisis – and that’s just the beginning. Yes, we’re living in challenging times, but I’m more energized than ever to work with Pro Tem Atkins and the State Senate to ensure our best days are still ahead,” Senator McGuire said.
For the last three years, Senator McGuire has served as Assistant Majority Leader.
“I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve in this new role. And, my top priority will always be the North Coast. We have been through so much together over the last several years – multiple wildfires, floods, extreme drought and this pandemic. Even through our darkest days, we never gave up and we never gave in. Together, we will never quit fighting for the future of the North Coast and the Golden State,” Senator McGuire said.