Assemblyman Anthony Rendon of Lakewood, right, receives congratulations from Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez of Pomona on Monday after his election as the next Assembly speaker. Rendon will formally take over leadership of the chamber starting in March.
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon of Lakewood, right, receives congratulations from Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez of Pomona on Monday after his election as the next Assembly speaker. Rendon will formally take over leadership of the chamber starting in March. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon of Lakewood, right, receives congratulations from Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez of Pomona on Monday after his election as the next Assembly speaker. Rendon will formally take over leadership of the chamber starting in March. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
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