Shirley Weber confirmed as California's first Black Secretary of State


Last updated 1/28/2021 at 3:45pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The California State Senate confirmed Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, as Secretary of State today in a 29-0 floor vote.

The post opened when former secretary of state Alex Padilla, a Democrat from Pacoima, was named by Gov. Gavin Newsom to fill Kamala Harris' U.S. Senate seat when she became vice president.

James Schwab served as interim secretary of state while Weber's appointment was pending.

"Dr. King teaches us that we are at our best when we stand up in service of others and I am humbled to be able to continue to stand up for Californians as Secretary of Sta...

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