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Assemblymember Connolly Congratulates Robert Rivas on Becoming New Speaker of the State Assembly

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Damon Connolly (D-San Rafael) extends his warmest congratulations to Assemblymember Robert Rivas on being sworn in as the new Speaker of the Assembly. The appointment of Speaker Rivas marks a significant milestone in his distinguished political career and recognizes his unwavering commitment to serving the people of California.

"I am thrilled to congratulate Assemblymember Robert Rivas on assuming the role of Speaker of the Assembly," said Assemblymember Connolly. "Speaker Rivas's passion for combating climate change aligns perfectly with my own commitment to protecting our state's environment and communities. I look forward to collaborating with Speaker Rivas and our esteemed colleagues to implement impactful policies that will ensure California's resilience against wildfires and safeguard the well-being of our residents."

"As Speaker, I am committed to protecting our state and our communities from the devastating impacts of climate change,” said Speaker-Designate Robert Rivas. “Assemblymember Connolly has been a leader on this issue, working tirelessly to develop innovative solutions that reduce the risk of wildfires and protect our environment. Together, we will continue to work to ensure that our state is prepared to respond to the threat of wildfire and that we are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of all California residents."

Assemblymember Damon Connolly and Speaker Robert Rivas share a common vision of safeguarding California's natural resources and creating a sustainable future for generations to come. Their collective efforts, alongside their fellow Assembly members, will strengthen the state's resilience to climate change, reduce the risk of wildfires, and protect the health and safety of all California residents.

As Assemblymember Robert Rivas embarks on this new chapter as Speaker of the Assembly, Assemblymember Damon Connolly stands ready to support and collaborate with him in achieving their shared goals for the state of California.


Assemblymember Connolly represents the entirety of Marin County and Southern Sonoma County