Los Angeles, CA –  California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks issued the following statement on the appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate:

“The California Democratic Party congratulates Alex Padilla on his historic appointment as California’s next United States Senator.

Secretary Padilla’s unwavering commitment to represent the people of California is the leadership that we need to help rebuild our nation. At a time when our country is recovering from a global pandemic, Padilla continues to push for a more inclusive, unified and stronger democracy. As the first Latino in California to serve in the U.S. Senate, he knows what it means to break barriers, expand opportunities for all and move our country forward. CADEM is honored to have the privilege to continue working with Alex Padilla as he serves in the United States Senate.”