SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement regarding the election of Assemblymember Connie Conway (R-Tulare) to lead the Assembly Republican Caucus:
“I want to congratulate Assemblymember Conway on her election as Republican Leader today. We came to the Assembly at the same time, and despite our many disagreements on policy issues, we have always enjoyed a warm and productive working relationship across the aisle. She is smart, savvy, and tough as nails, and I am very much looking forward to working with her as we find solutions to the major challenges facing our state, foremost of which is taking action to create the quality jobs that will lead our state back to prosperity.
“I also want to thank the outgoing Republican Leader, Mr. Garrick, for his service to the people of California. Despite a very different approach to governing, we were able to work together productively in finding budget solutions that avoided catastrophic job losses, and ultimately produced a budget that reflected the values and priorities of Californians.”
CONTACT: Shannon Murphy (916) 319-2408
Website of Speaker John A. Pérez: www.asmdc.org/speaker