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Senate Republicans Announce Leadership Transition

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced that Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) was unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader-elect. Leader Grove will continue to work with Senator Wilk and Senate pro Tem Toni Atkins as a productive member of the Senate.
The leadership change takes effect in a few weeks.
“With the start of a new legislative session, I know Senator Wilk will do an outstanding job leading the caucus as we face the many challenges that lie ahead. It has been an honor to serve as the Senate Republican Leader and fight for Californians who far too often do not have their voices heard in the Capitol. I look forward to continue working with Senator Wilk, the Republican Caucus, and members of the Senate as we restore the California dream,” said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.
“Thank you to my colleagues for their faith in my vision for leading our caucus,” said Leader-elect Wilk. “California is facing unprecedented challenges and Senate Republicans stand ready with solutions. For everyday Californians there is no greater priority than the pandemic – the health crisis it has created, its economic devastation and educational challenges for our students.”
“Senate Republicans are committed to putting the middle back in middle class by improving economic opportunities for all Californians, restoring faith in government, and ensuring our children and families receive the support they need to succeed. We appreciate and thank Senator Grove for her leadership during an unprecedentedly difficult time. Her hard work, heart and commitment to California are to be commended.”
Senate Republican Leader-elect Wilk was elected to a second term representing the 21st Senate District in Southern California in November 2020.