Assemblywoman Weber nominated to become next California Secretary of State

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday, Dec. 22 nominated Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, to serve as the next California secretary of state, a move that would make her the first Black woman to ever hold the position. Weber would replace Alex Padilla, who was appointed by Newsom earlier Tuesday to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Weber's nomination is subject to confirmation by the state Legislature. ``Dr. Weber is a tireless advocate and change agent with unimpeachable integrity,'' Newsom said. ``The daughter of sharecroppers from Arkansas, Dr. Weber's father didn't get to vote until his 30s and her grandfather never got to vote because he died before the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965. When her family moved to South Central
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