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L.A. Democrat becomes first black woman to lead Assembly

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basskaren.jpgAssemblywoman Karen Bass received a unanimous vote in the lower house of the Legislature today to become the next speaker of the Assembly, making her the first African American woman to hold the position – one of the most powerful in state government.

“This is an amazing, amazing moment,” Bass, a 54-year-old Democrat from Los Angeles, said shortly after the vote. “Members, thank you so much for your vote of faith and confidence in me as your next speaker.”

Read the entire article at San Francisco Chronicle

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Written by Symphony

February 29, 2008 at 2:27 am

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