Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) proudly announces several new members to the growing California Armenian Legislative Caucus:
“It is an absolute honor to announce the addition of several new members to the growing California Armenian Legislative Caucus. Since its inception, the California Armenian Legislative Caucus has worked to raise awareness of the devastating Armenian Genocide, including passage of joint resolutions to commemorate its anniversary and hosting scholarship contests for students,” said Wilk.
“This caucus has special meaning for me as my wife is a well-respected and active member of the Armenian community. Congratulations and welcome to the new members. I look forward to collaborating with you on projects that will highlight the successes of the Armenian community and raise awareness of the tragedy suffered by the Armenian people during the genocide.”
The new members who join this caucus during the 2021-2022 legislative session include: Senate President pro Tempore Tony G. Atkins, Senate Majority Leader Bob Herzberg, Senator María Elena Durazo, Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes, Assemblymember Lisa Calderon, Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Assemblymember Chris Holden, Assemblymember Tom Lackey, and Assemblymember Suzette Valladares to the Caucus.
Current members of this caucus include: Senator Bob Archuleta, Senator Andreas Borgeas, Senator Brian Dahle, Senator Anthony Portantino, Senator Scott Wilk, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Assemblymember Luz Rivas, and Assemblymember Blanca Rubio.
The California Armenian Legislative Caucus serves as a forum for members from the California Senate and Assembly to identify key issues affecting Armenian Americans and develop and empower the Armenian American community throughout California. The Caucus encourages advocacy and participation in cultural, educational, governmental, and community efforts in California. Through advocacy, the Caucus strives to ensure that California Armenian American’s voices are heard and given a platform.