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Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown fills legislative position

By Chris Levister

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown was sworn in yesterday by The Honorable Mary Lou Villar de Longoria, Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court at the California State Capi tol in Sacramento.

Brown was elected on November 6 to represent the newly drawn 47th Assembly District.

Also, during the swearing-in ceremony, Jose Medina (DRiverside) was sworn in as the Assemblymember for California's 61st Assembly District. The district is comprised of the communities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Mead Valley and Perris.

"As a lifelong educator, I pledge to work every day on behalf of the state's students," said Medina.

"We've got to ensure that California students have access to the best schools at every level so they can go on to become the drivers of our future economy."

Medina is a three-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and was awarded a grant from the Organization of American States for research on Latin America.

Recently, Brown named Larry G. Broussard as her chief of staff. Broussard is a former legislative consultant and aide to Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, Senate Pro Tem David Roberti and former chief of staff to Assemblymembers Sandré Swanson and Jerome Horton and Congressman Matthew Martinez.

Broussard also served as Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions & Special Programs at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry and former Director of Special Projects at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

“I’m proud to announce that Larry Broussard will serve as our new chief of staff,” said Assemblymember Brown. “Larry is a San Bernardino native, and has over 20 years of experience in the state legislature and education administration. His proven track record of quality leadership will be an asset for our district.”

Brown also announced that Shannon McKinley, a former senior consultant to Assemblymember Sandré Swanson will join her staff as Legislative Director. Among McKinley’s key accomplishments includes staffing AB 2278, a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown in July 2012. This bill authorizes the governing board of a qualifying school district, after one year has passed following the qualifying school district's acceptance of an emergency loan, to conduct an annual advisory evaluation of the school district’s state-appointed administrator.

“Shannon is a great addition to the team. I’m confident in her ability to develop and advance legislation that will address our district’s specific needs including economic recovery and growth.”

Assemblymember Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Bloomington, Muscoy, Fontana, and Grand Terrace.

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0 # oyoyoy 2012-12-29 04:43
Judge Mary Lou Villar De Longoria should not be swearing in anyone. She is a stupid and corrupt judge-- the sister of a stupid and corrupt mayor. Astounding abuses of power in the Los Angeles Courts.

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