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Bass Stepping Down As Assembly Speaker

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Sacramento, CA — Assembly Speaker Karen Bass announced in Sacramento today that she will be stepping down from her leadership position.

Bass is endorsing fellow Los Angeles Assembly member John Perez to take over as Speaker. Perez, who would become the first openly gay lawmaker to hold the post, faces opposition from Democrat Kevin De Leon.

Bass stated that a majority of the Assembly Democrats support Perez. A vote is expected to occur as early as next week.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.

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