John Perez Elected to be Next Assembly Speaker
Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski
“The announcement today that Assemblymember John Perez will become the next Speaker of the Assembly is welcome news to California families. Working families consider Perez one of their own – he’s fought time and time again to protect the vulnerable and support the middle class.
“As California continues to face unprecedented challenges with its budget and record unemployment, Perez’ leadership will be critical in helping to rebuild our state. We’re confident Assemblymember Perez will be a powerful advocate for the middle class in his new role. We look forward to working with him.”