SACRAMENTO, CA -- After being officially sworn in as the new State Senator for California's 35th District, on Dec. 5, State Senator Steven Bradford released the following statement:
"I'd like to express my deepest gratitude to the people of the 35th Senate District who have placed their faith in my efforts to be their voice, their advocate and their champion in Sacramento. Additionally, I am extraordinarily honored by the presence of so many of my supporters, my friends and my family members, including my mother, aunt and uncle, all of which have traveled to the State Capitol today to join me for this important moment as I was sworn in to serve as Senator.
"Given the new Administration that's embarking upon Washington, D.C., we here in California must do everything in our power to stand firm for our principles and our values and to continue advancing the progressive issues that matter to us. I look forward to the challenge and to working tirelessly to move our state forward by standing up for the poor, for working people, for a clean and safe environment, for social and economic justice, safer neighborhoods and more. With boundless optimism and determination, I am eager to get moving on the people’s work."
Senator Bradford formerly served the Inglewood community as a State Assemblymember in the 62nd District, the seat now occupied by Autumn Burke. The 35th Senate District covers Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Compton, Carson, Lawndale, Long Beach, South Los Angeles, Torrance and Willowbrook.