Padilla Statement on Laphonza Butler’s Appointment to U.S. Senate
U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Laphonza Butler to fill the vacancy created by the late U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein:
“Throughout her career, Laphonza Butler has been a strong voice for working families, LGBTQ rights, and a champion for increasing women’s representation in politics. I’m honored to welcome her to the United States Senate.
“Governor Newsom’s swift action ensures that Californians maintain full representation in the Senate as we navigate a narrow Democratic majority. I look forward to working together to deliver for the people of California.”