The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced Thursday that they unanimously endorse and support Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton to serve as the next Attorney General of California.
Becton could replace Attorney General Xavier Becerra, if appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom should current Attorney General Xavier Becerra takes on a role in President Joe Bidens cabinet after being nominated as the Secretary to the US Department of Health and Human Services. If the US Senate does confirm Becerra to the position, he would step down and create the vacancy.
Here is the Statement issued by the California Legislative Black Caucus:
“District Attorney Becton is a well-respected jurist and litigator with an exceptional statewide and national reputation among her colleagues, California’s law enforcement, and social justice communities. She is an experienced executive leader of large organizations, a strong supporter of progressive policies aligned with CLBC priorities, and has a track record of working with California’s diverse communities. In addition to her demeanor as a fighter for the people, District Attorney Becton has profound and abiding integrity. These unique qualities and experiences make her the best candidate for appointment as our state’s next Attorney General.
Diversity in our leaders is core to who we are in California. District Attorney Becton is the only African American woman serving as district attorney in the state of California, and we would all benefit from her variety in experience and perspective. Given her experiences, education and collegial connections, as well as her track record supporting progressive policies, District Attorney Becton is the transformative candidate for these turbulent times.
Without hesitation and with our highest recommendation, we respectfully urge Governor Gavin Newsom to appoint Diana Becton to serve as the next Attorney General of California.”
Source: Official Press Release