CA State Senator Lena Gonzalez Appointed to Majority Whip
State Senator Lena Gonzalez (D- 33), who represents Long Beach plus portions of South and East Los Angeles in the California Senate, has been appointed Senate Majority Whip.
Why it matters:
The whip's role in party politics plays a crucial position as somewhat as an enforcer who is tasked with securing votes from members according to the party's agenda.
What she's saying:
“I sincerely look forward to working with my Senate colleagues in this new role to advance policies of equity and inclusion for the great people of California,” Sen. Gonzalez said in a statement on Friday.