Lena Gonzalez is Sworn In to California State Senate

June 12, 2019

Long Beach councilwoman was overwhelmingly elected to vacant SD 33 seat on June 4

Sacramento, CA - Today, at the State Capitol, Lena Gonzalez was officially sworn in as the Senator representing the nearly one million constituents that make up the 33rd district. Her predecessor, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara administered the oath of office and welcomed Gonzalez to the red carpet. Senator Brian Dahle, who was elected to fill the vacant SD 1 seat, was also sworn in today.

Gonzalez, who resigned her position as Long Beach councilmember on Tuesday, was joined by her three sons and her partner Adam, as well as extended members of her friends and family. Her first act as Senator will be to join her colleagues to vote on the State Budget. She’s excited to get to work for the 33rd district.

Gonzalez was overwhelmingly elected to fill the vacant SD 33 seat in a special election held on June 4, receiving 69% of the vote.

“I’m so honored to serve in the State Senate. I want to continue to focus on the priorities I had on the Long Beach City Council such as cleaning up our coastlines and waterways, and finding solutions for affordable housing. In addition, in the Senate I’d like to focus on bringing higher education to all communities and providing health care access to all Californians.”

Senator Gonzalez represents the 33rd Senate District which includes the city of Long Beach and portions of South East Los Angeles including the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, and South Gate. Senator Gonzalez lives in Long Beach with her family.