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January 23, 2017
Jesse Melgar or Sam Mahood
Secretary Padilla Applauds Appointment of Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General
SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the following statement after the State Senate’s confirmation vote to appoint Rep. Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney General.
“Xavier Becerra has demonstrated his commitment to public service as an attorney, as a state legislator, and as a member of the United States Congress. He has been a passionate advocate for working families and the underserved. I am confident that he will be a strong, fair and effective Attorney General.
“Under a new presidential administration, our nation will be entering uncharted waters. I know that Xavier will vigorously defend the values that Californians hold dear. He will defend and expand California’s reputation as a national leader on voting rights, consumer and environmental protection, and civil rights. And, he will ensure that all Californians, minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ communities, and vulnerable populations enjoy equal protection under the law.”