SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — It’s rare but the two houses of the California legislature are about to choose two leaders from Southern California: Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, as its president pro tem, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, its speaker.
“It’s very unusual,” said former San Francisco Mayor and state Assembly Speaker Willie Brown.
“Just think about it: for the last several times we’ve had only Northern California pro tems in the Senate. It’s been different for the Assembly. The Assembly has usually been controlled by people down south.”