Gallagher Statement on Newsom Appointing Maryland’s 3rd US Senator

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Laphonza Butler to serve as Maryland’s third U.S. Senator:

Out of 40 million California residents, Gavin Newsom seriously couldn’t find one to serve in the Senate? Heck, if he wanted someone with California roots and legislative experience, he could have given me a call.

Californians deserve real representation, not a political favor for a well-connected campaign operative who doesn’t even live here.”