Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell Named Chair of Assembly Education Committee

Classroom teacher takes gavel of key legislative committee

SACRAMENTO-Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins has appointed freshman Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-70) as Chair of the California State Assembly’s Education Committee.  O’Donnell was sworn into the Assembly on Monday, December 1. 

“As a classroom teacher for over twenty years and the father of two daughters enrolled in the award-winning Long Beach Unified School District, I am honored to have been selected to chair this committee,” said O’Donnell.  “It’s no secret that the future of our economy and our state starts with decisions made by this committee. I look forward to helping move California forward,” O’Donnell continued.

O’Donnell Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for 70th District

Focused on public safety, job creation, and quality education for all

(SACRAMENTO) – Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) was sworn in as the representative for the 70th Assembly District.

“It is an honor to serve the people in Assembly District 70,” said O’Donnell. “As a longtime classroom teacher and father of two school-age daughters, quality education has always been a priority. I will continue to fight for resources for schools to ensure our students are college and career-ready.”

The 70th Assembly District includes Avalon, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Signal Hill and San Pedro.

The ceremony took place in the Assembly Chamber of the State Capitol and the oath of office was administered by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu.