SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) released this statement in response to the unanimous election of Erika Contreras to serve as the next Secretary of the Senate. Mrs. Contreras served as chief of staff in the office of Senator Lara. She is the second woman and first Latina to serve in that role.
“Once again California stands apart. The election of an immigrant daughter of California to lead our Senate staff could only happen here. Because of her leadership, our air is cleaner, our communities are safer, and all children have access to healthcare. The people of California are lucky to have her in charge of the Senate’s business, and I look forward to watching her get to work.”