Yee appointed Assistant President of State Senate
California State Senator Leland Yee appointed to the position
of Assistant President pro Tem of the California Senate earlier
By Elizabeth Daley, Bay City News Service
January 16, 2007
State Senate President pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, has appointed
state Senator Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo to the position
of Assistant President pro Tem of the California Senate.
Yee is to preside over state Senate floor proceedings as needed
and serve on the Democratic caucus leadership team for the 2007
to 2008 legislative session.
"Senator Yee has a strong track record for mental health
services, working families, children, civil rights and the environment,"
"I am glad to welcome Senator Yee to our leadership team
as we work to build on last year's accomplishments and continue
tackling California's most pressing problems."
Lee said, "I am honored that Senator Perata has asked me
to serve on his leadership team. I look forward to serving in
this new capacity and working with him to help protect our children,
hold polluters accountable, expand access to healthcare and affordable
prescription drugs, and bring more jobs to California."
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