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STATEMENT: Senate Leader Atkins Condemns Attacks in Hillcrest
February 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to recent attacks in...

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Commentary | Toni Gayle Atkins: State of California can’t afford complacency
February 13, 2019

It is a profound honor to represent the fifth-largest economy in the world in elective office. Now that the new Legislature has been sworn in, we...

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STATEMENT: Senate Leader Atkins Reacts to Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address
February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin...

  • Senator Atkins with Governor Newsom


Senator Toni Atkins

4 hours 40 min ago
Thank you, , for your continued commitment to . On any given night in the coun…

Senator Toni Atkins

7 hours 6 min ago
Enjoyed talking to the amazing students of Public Policy today! A quick tour of the chambers to…

Senator Toni Atkins

9 hours 49 min ago
Congratulations for your appointment to the California Earthquake Early Warning (CEEW) Adviso…

Senator Toni Atkins

10 hours 37 min ago
Congratulations to on the grand opening of the Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit at…

Senator Toni Atkins

13 hours 58 min ago
’s leadership has moved millions, his words we repeat to this day. I am grateful for the profound impact he had…

Senator Toni Atkins

14 hours 2 min ago
As we near the end of , I’d like to take a moment and create a thread to highlight some of the in…

Senator Toni Atkins

15 hours 39 min ago
.’s mission to send a man to orbit Earth began this day in 1962, successfully piloted by John Glenn. It’s no s…

Senator Toni Atkins

1 day 4 hours ago
I am in complete awe of all of these amazing women! ❤️

Senator Toni Atkins

1 day 5 hours ago
Thank you for the recognition ! I’m proud to support California manufacturers!

Senator Toni Atkins

1 day 8 hours ago
Here’s something great to listen to: Senator talks about on the pod…

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About Senator Atkins

Senator Toni G. AtkinsToni G. Atkins was born and raised in southwestern Virginia, the daughter of a miner and a seamstress, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia.

In 1985, she moved across the country to San Diego, Calif., to help care for her sister’s young son while her sister served in the U.S. Navy. In San Diego, before becoming involved in public service, she worked as director of clinic services at Womancare Health Center. Read full bio


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