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Mother of trans son elected to CA Assembly seat

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The California Legislature now has its first parent of a transgender child. Suisun City Mayor Lori Wilson easily won election Tuesday to the open 11th Assembly District seat that straddles Solano and Contra Costa counties.Wilson who, with her husband, has a transgender son in college, took her oath of office Wednesday morning.

As her name was the only one on the ballot for the April 5 special election, Wilson garnered 26,293 votes or 100% of those reported as of Wednesday morning."Thank you to the voters of Assembly District 11 for your confidence and trust.

I am deeply humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to serve our communities in the state Assembly," stated Wilson, who participated in her last City Council meeting Tuesday night. "From constituents who need help with state services, to challenges like rising homelessness, climate change, and keeping our neighborhoods and communities safe, I promise to work every day to deliver results for our communities, and to be a relentless advocate for every person who lives in our district."She is serving out the term through December of Democratic former assemblymember Jim Frazier, who resigned in order to seek work in the transportation field.

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