Why IE Sen. Connie Leyva Is Running For The Top Job In The California Senate

Nov 2, 2017

California state Sen. Connie Leyva (D) Chino
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Claims of sexual harassment in the state Capitol have prompted an independent investigation and legislative hearings later this month. This morning (Thursday), the Associated Press reports that the California Legislature has already paid out well more than half a million dollars in the last five years to settle harassment and other claims.  All of this comes as the California state Senate is getting ready to choose a new leader. Among those vying for the job is Chino Democratic state Senator Connie Leyva. In her first term in the legislature, Sen. Leyva is also vice-chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. Connie Leyva sat down with The California Report’s Katie Orr to talk about why this might be a perfect time for a woman to take over.