Senate Leader Atkins Issues Comment on 2020 Census Apportionment

April 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement about 2020 Census results:

“Getting an accurate census count has always been our goal. There were so many challenges to getting an accurate count in 2020, from the pandemic to political interference from the Trump Administration. I just want to thank all those who helped promote the census and reached out to hard-to-count communities to try and make sure we got the best count possible under the circumstances. This is an exciting time to be in California. Even with all the advantages we already have, we are making transformational changes and addressing challenges that have been a headwind against us for decades. So while today’s numbers may show a loss, the fact is there will be significant gains coming into California—across the board—for years.”


Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: