Democrats in the California Assembly have chosen their next speaker — and he’s openly gay. Karen Ocamb has the scoop:
It’s official. The California Democratic Caucus just announced that they voted unanimously to support Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) to serve as the next Speaker of the Assembly. A floor vote is expected when the Assembly reconvenes in January.
Perez is the first openly gay person to be elected Speaker.