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Toni Atkins

Born: Aug 1, 1962

Birthplace: Wythe County

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Toni Atkins

Date of Birth : Aug 1, 1962
Birth Place : Wythe County

Toni G. Atkins is an American Democratic politician from San Diego, California. She is the Speaker of the California State Assembly and a member representing the 78th district. In January 2014 she was elected by the Democratic caucus to be the next Speaker of the Assembly, and on March 17, 2014, she was unanimously elected Speaker by the full Assembly. She is the third woman and the first acknowledged lesbian to be elected to that position. She is the first lawmaker from San Diego to be elected Speaker. She formerly served on San Diego City Council from 2000 to 2008, including a term as Acting Mayor. She served as the acting governor of California for nine hours on July 30, 2014, making her the first openly gay governor of California.

Profession


  • Politician

Also known as


  • Mayor Toni Atkins

Spouse


  • Jennifer LeSar
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