Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez announced Monday she is resigning from office, stating that her "singular priority" is to serve working Californians.
Gonzalez is taking over for Art Pulaski, who was the executive secretary of the federation for 25 years for a new position as chief executive of the California Labor Federation.. The California Labor Federation represents more than two million union members. According to a statement from spokesperson Evan McLaughlin, Gonzalez will lead the group as its executive secretary-treasurer starting in July, but resigns from the Assembly at the close of business Wednesday. She has served for eight years in the Legislature, representing the 80th Assembly District in southern San Diego.
“As a legislator and as a labor leader, my top priority has been to create opportunities that lead to more jobs, better jobs, and better lives for working people,” Gonzalez said in the statement. “It’s been an honor to serve the people of San Diego County and the entire state as a lawmaker who tried to accomplish the most amount of good for the most amount of people.”