SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Lancaster) was sworn in Thursday to represent the 21st Senate District in the California State Senate.
The oath of office was administered by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon during a small ceremony in the Senate chamber. Runner was surrounded by friends and family including her husband, Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner.
“Having previously represented the communities of the 21st District in the California State Assembly and Senate, I am confident in my ability to be an effective voice for my constituents in Sacramento,” Sharon Runner stated in a news release. “I am humbled by the faith they have placed in me.”
Runner said her priorities in the Senate will focus on creating jobs, protecting taxpayers, and ensuring that public safety remains a top priority of government.
“I plan to hit the ground running and work hard towards the goals I have set forth,” Runner stated. ”I know the needs of the community and I am blessed by this opportunity to once again serve in the Legislature.”
Sharon Runner was the only candidate whose name appeared on the ballot in a special election March 17 to replace Steve Knight after he was elected to Congress.
California’s 21st Senate District includes the desert communities of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties as well as the City of Santa Clarita.
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