California needs effective leadership to build a strong and prosperous future. Toni Atkins is a trailblazer who delivers results. She is San Diego’s first ever Speaker of the State Assembly. She is also the first openly gay woman, and only the third woman ever to hold the position. She’s been a pioneer in the fight for housing, veterans, the environment, women’s health and LGBT rights. Toni Atkins has balanced budgets while investing in California’s future – and fought hard for working families.
Toni Atkins fought to restore millions in critical education funding lost during the recession and to increase access to higher education for all Californians. Toni was named Legislator of the Year by the California State ...
Toni Atkins is our state’s first ever openly gay woman Speaker of the State Assembly. She is a champion for equality and LGBT rights and has fought to:
- Allow transgender Californians official ...
Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed AB 2568, a bill authored by Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins that authorizes the County of San Diego to be designated as an integrated Health and Human Services Agency.
San Diego County has been running an integrated agency overseeing all health and human-services departments since 1998. It has worked well for county residents who require services such as those dealing with aging and independence, behavioral-health, child-welfare, public-health and self-sufficiency programs.
Assemblywoman Toni Atkins‘s big vote margin on Tuesday sets her up to serve next the state Senate.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Atkins, a Democrat, was receiving 66 percent of the vote in the 39th Senate District. Republican John Renison trailed her with just 18 percent of the vote. They’ll head to a runoff in November.
Atkins said she plans to focus on making housing more affordable if she joins the state Senate.