Talks importance of education, ports, job creation, service in laying out priorities
O'Donnell takes oath of office from Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (ret.) while wife Jennifer and daughters look on.
The ceremony featured an introduction by Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino and a tribute from Congressman Alan Lowenthal, who Assemlymember O’Donnell worked for as a Capitol Fellow when the Congressman was first elected to the California State Legislature in 1998. The event also included live music and traditional Irish dancers.
“Today is a celebration made possible, in part by the men and women who served aboard this ship—but also by all of you” said O’Donnell as part of his remarks. “I promise to be a champion for the 70th District, to govern wisely—no issue, thought or idea is too big or too small—I am here to help and be your voice in Sacramento,” he concluded.