Wilk Statement on Selection of New Senate Republican Leader-Elect

SACRAMENTO –Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, released the following statement on the selection of a new Senate Republican Leader-Elect:

“Today, my colleagues and I in the Senate Republican Caucus have selected Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, as our new leader.

“Senator Bates has a long history of public service which includes representing the citizens of Orange County as a County Supervisor, Assembly Member and now as a State Senator.  She brings a wealth of knowledge to our caucus and will effectively lead California in the right direction. I look forward to working with her on the issues facing our great State.

“Thank you to Senator Jean Fuller for her leadership, and dedication to the Senate Republicans and the Republican Party. Jean has worked tirelessly to lay the foundation for a Republican majority in the future.”