State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has been unanimously selected as the next Senate Republican Leader in the California State Senate.
Wilk confirmed his selection in a statement issued Wednesday.
“Thank you to my colleagues for their faith in my vision for leading our caucus,” Wilk said. “California is facing unprecedented challenges and Senate Republicans stand ready with solutions. For everyday Californians there is no greater priority than the pandemic – the health crisis it has created, its economic devastation and educational challenges for our students.”
The leadership change is expected to formally take place in the next several weeks, and current Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, is set to continue working with Wilk and Senate pro tem Toni Atkins as a member of the Senate.
“With the start of a new legislative session, I know Senator Wilk will do an outstanding job leading the caucus as we face the many challenges that lie ahead,” Grove said. “It has been an honor to serve as the Senate Republican Leader and fight for Californians who far too often do not have their voices heard in the Capitol. I look forward to continue working with Senator Wilk, the Republican Caucus, and members of the Senate as we restore the California dream.”
- Budget and Fiscal Review
- Business, Professions and Economic Development
- Energy, Utilities and Communications
- Governmental Organization
Out of those seven committees, Wilk has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair for three: Education, Governmental Organization, and Rules.
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