Three Assembly members come out against Maldonado
February 8, 2010
Three Democratic members of the state Assembly held a press conference Monday to voice their opposition to Abel Maldonado’s appointment as lieutenant governor. [Capitol Alert]
Pedro Nava, D – Santa Barbara, Jose Solorio, D – Anaheim, and Tony Mendoza, D – Norwalk, indicated they will vote “No” on the nomination, and urged their colleagues to join them. Maldonado was approved last week by the Senate Rules Committee and appears before the Assembly Rules Committee on Tuesday — Mendoza serves on that committee.
Nava said his vote against Maldonado is fueled by the state senator’s recent votes against increasing access to health care, protecting the environment, and helping farm workers.
“There are many of us in the Assembly who feel this is the wrong person,” Mendoza added.