FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2015
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Senator Huff Welcomes New Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller
SACRAMENTO: Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) congratulates Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) on her transition to Senate Republican Leader.
As Senate Republican Leader, Senator Huff played a key role in crafting a water bond that appeared on the ballot as Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Without Senator Huff’s leadership, the bond would not have contained billions in funding for new above-ground water storage projects.
Senator Huff also played an instrumental role in the creation and passage of the state’s Rainy Day Fund, which has captured billions in funding with the recent uptick in budget revenues and will protect the state against future economic downturns.
“It’s been my distinct pleasure to serve the Senate Republican Caucus for nearly four years,” said Senator Huff. “We’ve experienced extraordinary success with the elections of Senator Andy Vidak, Senator Tom Berryhill, Senator Anthony Cannella and Senator Janet Nguyen. I was pleased to help restore confidence in the donor community which allowed us to raise over $10 million for our successful campaigns.”
Senator Huff says he is also pleased to have played a role to lift the Senate Republican Caucus out of a super minority status and back to relevance. Thanks to that hard work and dedication, Republicans now have the power to block new tax hikes and have used this new influence to protect Proposition 13. Senator Huff worked to identify strong candidates for upcoming elections with the goal of picking additional seats while, at the same time, protecting incumbent officeholders.
“It has been my honor to serve the people of California in the Office of the Senate Minority Leader,” said Senator Huff. “I’m pleased with the work that my staff and I have done to advance Republican ideals of serving California families, ensuring higher quality education for our children, creating new jobs and business opportunities, and sounding the alarm when taxpayer dollars were being wasted.”