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Autumn Burke, D-Inglewood, the state Assemblymember who represents the 62nd District, posted on social media that she has resigned her position effective Feb. 1.
In a surprise announcement posted on Twitter and Facebook, Burke said after taking personal inventory, it was “of the utmost importance that I have the flexibility and ability to spend more time with my family.”
Burke’s resignation opens the door for her District Director, Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles to fill her seat in the assembly during a special election.
As District Director for Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Pullen-Miles led the effort in delivering top quality constituent services by cutting red tape from state agencies such as EDD, helping constituents get access to their unemployment benefits. In addition, I successfully advocated and secured a $2 million dollar grant from the state for street improvement projects for the City of Lawndale, and a $4 million dollar grant for the construction of a new Youth Development Center.
“As your next Assemblymember, I will do for our district what I have already done as Mayor, and Councilmember: create good paying jobs, help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, combating our homelessness crisis, and keep our communities safe. I look forward to earning your support,” Miles said in a statement.