California’s Only Black Senator Pushes for Better Representation at the Capitol

SACRAMENTO — California’s State Senate currently has 39 senators, and only one is African American.

However, there’s still one seat up for election this spring following former Senator Holly Mitchell’s departure to join Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors.

Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager is running for the position. Kamlager explained that not only should a person of color fill the seat, but a woman of color should be chosen for the role.

“It is really critical that Black women have a seat at the table in the State Senate of the fifth largest economy of the world, the State of California,” Kamlager added.

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Assemblywoman: Padilla Appointment Leaves Black Women Out

LOS ANGELES — California Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager was one of the politicians who made their voices heard during the summer protests for racial equality.

“I was protesting as a Black woman, as someone married to a Black man with Black children,” said Kamlager.

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Sydney Kamlager to Run for Holly Mitchell’s Seat in CA State Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As California State Senator Holly Mitchell prepares to transition to her new role as Supervisor-elect in Los Angeles County, one of her close friends, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager, is already eyeing her newly vacant seat in the State Senate.

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