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PRESS RELEASE: Leader Atkins Announces Senators to Serve on the 2019-20 Budget Conference Committee
May 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today announced that the Senate Rules Committee...

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PRESS RELEASE: California Senate Announces Key Priorities for the 2019-2020 Budget
May 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO - California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee...

In the News

Op-Ed: California urgently needs affordable housing. Let’s take time to craft the right solution
May 22, 2019

Throughout my career, I have been unwavering in my support for increasing California’s supply of affordable housing.

  • Senator Atkins with Governor Newsom


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Continuing to engage regularly with my colleagues in local government to address San Diego’s ongoing humanitarian e…

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Any day that we can teach children about endangered species and their environments is a good day! 👏

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Yes we can! Congrats, ! CA & OR are blessed with incredible natural beauty and wealth – we have too…

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Last yr, I committed to Dr. Weber that we wouldn't stop working on use-of-force legislation that addressed the need…

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RT : THANK YOU to 💗early childhood education💗 champions

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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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