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Wilson to continue as majority whip in state Assembly

FAIRFIELD, CA — Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas has named his leadership team and has kept Assemblywoman Lori Wilson as the majority whip.

Wilson, named assistant majority whip by former Speaker Anthony Rendon, and promoted to majority whip in December, called it an honor to be able to continue in the role.

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