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Senate Leader Atkins Issues Statement on End of Session: Championing Progress, Innovative Public Policy
September 14, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement after the conclusion of...

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Senate Leader Atkins’ Bill to Increase Transparency, Accountability for In-Custody Deaths Passes Legislature
September 13, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA - Senate Bill 519 by Pro Tem Toni G. Atkins passed the Senate floor today on a 31-4 vote. The bill would increase...

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Senate Leader Atkins’ BRIDGE Project Passed by California State Legislature
September 12, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Today, in a move that will further uphold California as a beacon of hope and inclusivity, the Senate passed...

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September 6, 2023

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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