Senate Leader Atkins Issues Statement on Passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

September 29, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA - Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement about the passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein:

“California – and our nation – has lost an incredible leader who dedicated her career and life to public service, and opened doors for women in politics. We are fortunate to have benefitted from Senator Feinstein’s courage, strength, and governance for so many years – her legacy is one of a class few can hope to match.”


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: