Secretary of State Alex Padilla(D) will the second Latino politician going to Washington D.C. from California with connections to Biden Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris….
Padilla, 47, will be the first Latino to represent California in the Senate. He had been seen as the front-runner for the post, given his statewide profile and close relationship with Newsom.
“The son of Mexican immigrants — a cook and house cleaner — Alex Padilla worked his way from humble beginnings to the halls of MIT, the Los Angeles City Council and the State Senate, and has become a national defender of voting rights as California’s Secretary of State. Now, he will serve in the halls of our nation’s Capitol as California’s next United States Senator,” Newsom said in a statement announcing the decision….