Jackson To Be Sworn In Today for Her Second Senate Term Representing Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

December 06, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Beginning at 11:45 a.m. today on the floor of the California State Senate, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be sworn in for her second four-year term in the California State Senate. Jackson represents the 19th Senate District in the California Legislature, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye will administer the oath of office to the Senators-elect.

Jackson said, “California has long been a beacon of hope, opportunity, innovation and diversity. We are the most populous state in the country, a powerful economic engine and a place where the future happens first.  Today, as I look toward four more years of service to the people of my district and the state of California during a particularly difficult and dangerous time for our nation, I believe California’s leadership has never been more vital or more necessary.

In last month’s election, Californians overwhelmingly rejected the politics of hate, misogyny and bigotry. Our job now is to stand strong to protect our values, our diversity, our civil rights and our environmental advances. We must stand strong not just for those who live in California, but for many looking to us for hope and leadership across the nation. I look forward to working with my colleagues and tackling the important work ahead with great urgency and purpose.”