California Republicans in the State Senate have again elected Diamond Bar's own Sen. Bob Huff as their leader, it was announced Monday.
"I greatly appreciate and am proud to have the support of my fellow Senate Republicans as we begin a new legislative session," Huff said in an emailed statement. "Our caucus has always worked hard to reduce our state’s deficit, ensure we use the taxpayers’ resources wisely and get Californians back to work, all efforts we will continue in the upcoming year."
Senate Republicans cast their votes amongst themselves, choosing Huff, during an organizational meeting between returning and newly-elected state senators, according to his press office.
"The millions of voters across the state who elected us deserve for their voice to be heard in Sacramento, and we will strive to ensure that as we work with our Democratic colleagues to rebuild trust with the voters and grow California’s economy," the minority leader said.
Huff first served as the Senate Republican Leader in 2012, after first being elected to serve the 29th Senate District in 2008.
Before Huff transitioned into statewide politics, he was on the Diamond Bar City Council for nine years, and mayor for two of them. He headed to the State Assembly in 2004.
The 29th Senate District covers portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties.