Now that former San Diego city councilman Ben Hueso has a Senate office in Sacramento, after winning Tuesday's special election for the 42nd District seat with a strong majority, the Democrats' supermajority in the Senate is complete. House joins senate majority efforts to invest in job creating enterprises to return the California economy to its pre-recession average productivity.
He takes on the duties Juan Vargas worked on before leaving to Washington for House legislative work in November.
San Diegans in the southern region will choose Hueso's replacement to handle his former responsibilities serving his constituents in Chula Vista and south near the border. The Mexican-American legislator had served as an assemblymember on the Select Committee for California/Mexico Bi-National Affairs, breaking down barriers that slowed down mutual work done by officials and business leaders on both sides of the border that can expand opportunities to produce jobs over the long term. Investments in border infrastructure that can multiply cross border enterprise was a top leadership goal during his assembly service.
His assembly work will be remembered for the good work done to make the Southern California culture seen in Chicano Park in San Diego respected in Sacramento, and to convince the state leaders to treasure the Tijuana River Valley.
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