Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated State Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber to be California’s next Secretary of State, his office confirmed Tuesday.

If confirmed, Weber would become the first Black Secretary of State in California’s history. She currently heads the California Legislative Black Caucus.

“Being the first African American woman in this position will be a monumental responsibility, but I know that I am up for the challenge,” Weber said in a statement.


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