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Toni Atkins Takes The Gavel As Leader Of The California Senate

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins takes over as Senate President pro Tempore this week. Atkins will be the first ever female leader of the California Senate  — and its first openly gay leader.

She also takes over at an interesting moment is the state's political history. While state leaders feud with President Donald Trump, the #MeToo movement continues to rock the state Capitol.

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler spoke with Senator Atkins before she steps into the job about her priorities and what it means to lead at this moment at the Capitol.

 Toni Atkins

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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