Toni Atkins
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Toni Atkins

Democrat

CA State Senate District 39

California
(916) 651-4939

Addresses

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San Diego
2358 University Ave
San Diego, CA. 92104
Capitol
State Capitol, Room 205
Sacramento, CA. 95814-4900
San Diego District Office
1350 Front Street, Suite 4061
San Diego, CA. 92101
State Capitol
Room 4072
Sacramento, CA. 95814-4900
San Diego
701 B Street Suite 1840
San Diego, CA. 92101
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Toni Atkins

CA State Senate District 39
Summary
Experience
58
Years of Age
19
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Toni Gayle Atkins (born August 1, 1962) is an American politician serving as the 51st and current President pro tempore of the California State Senate since 2018. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the 69th Speaker of the California State Assembly from 2014 to 2016. She has represented the 39th State Senate district since 2016, encompassing most of San Diego. Upon her election as Speaker of the State Assembly, she became the third woman and first acknowledged lesbian to be elected to the position, as well as the first lawmaker from San Diego holding the office. She served on the San Diego City Council from 2000 to 2008, including a term as Acting Mayor of San Diego in 2005. She also served as Acting Governor of California for nine hours on July 30, 2014. In 2018, she succeeded Kevin de León as State Senate President pro tempore. This made her the first woman and the first openly LGBT person to lead the California State Senate.

Experience

Education

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John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Graduated Senior Executive Program
2004
Emory and Henry College
Bachelors Political Science/Community Organizing

Past Positions

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President Pro Tempore
California State Senate
2018 - Current
Senator
California State Senate
2016 - Current
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
2010 - 2016
Speaker
California State Assembly
2014 - 2016
Majority Floor Leader
California State Assembly
2012 - 2014
Majority Whip
California State Assembly
2011 - 2012
Member
City Council, San Diego
2000 - 2008
Deputy Mayor
City of San Diego
2005
Senior Policy Analyst
LeSar Development Company
2008 - Current
Director of Clinic Services
Womancare Health Center
Former Staff
Council Member Christine Kehoe, City of San Diego

Other Experience

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Member
San Diego River Conservancy
Current
Former Member
Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, California State Senate
Former Member
Women and Inequality-Strategies to Promote Opportunity Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
United States Citizen Youth Exiled in Mexico, California State Senate
Former Member
Transportation and Housing Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on Women, Work and Families, California State Senate
Former Member
Natural Resources and Water Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Health Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on California's Wine Industry, California State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Legislative Audit, California State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Rules, California State Senate
Former Member
Committee on Veterans Affairs, California State Assembly
Former Member
Homelessness Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Committee on Housing and Community Development, California State Assembly
Former Member
Joint Legislative Audit Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Student Success Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
Regional Housing Working Group, San Diego Association of Governments (SanDAG)
Former Member
Regional Planning Committee
Former Member
Governmental Organization Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Committee on Agriculture, California State Assembly
Former Member
Committee on Health, California State Assembly
Former Representative
Board and Executive Committee, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Former Vice Chair
Housing and Community Development Committee, California State Assembly