Sacramento -- Senator John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, today issued the following statement:
"The California Democratic Party congratulates Assemblymember John Perez on his historic election as the next Speaker of the California Assembly. Speaker-Elect Perez brings with him a long history of service to labor and community organizations. As the first openly gay legislator to hold this office, Speaker Perez will continue to fight for working families, health care, quality education and marriage equality for all.
I also wish to thank Speaker Bass for her service over the last two years during an especially difficult period."
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