February 23, 2024
Sen. Toni Atkins pronounces in August that Sen. Mike McGuire (standing to her left) will succeed her as Senate President Professional Tem. Picture from her Instagram web page

Sen. Mike McGuire, who represents northern coastal California, will take over state Senate management from San Diego’s Toni Atkins on Feb. 5, it was introduced Monday.

McGuire will grow to be Senate President Professional Tem, succeeding Atkins, the primary girl to carry the place, after practically six years of main the chamber.

The announcement got here in an e-mail to Senate employees members, in accordance with media reviews.

McGuire’s new position was introduced after a vote in August, however a transition date was not set.

“I’m assured that this shall be a seamless transition, and that Sen. McGuire will proceed to information the Senate and California down a path of success,” mentioned Atkins in August, including that her successor “has been a key member of my management group, a trusted confidant, and time after time, the convener who units the desk to get issues carried out.”

McGuire, a resident of Healdsburg who was elected to the Senate in 2014, has served as majority chief within the Democrat-controlled chamber since 2022.

Atkins is termed out on the finish of 2024 and is contemplating a run for Governor.