Dr. Richard Pan Makes History as Sacramento’s First Asian American Representative to the State Senate

December 1 is first day of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session

December 1, 2014

Sacramento – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and small business owner, who continues to practice medicine at a community clinic in Oak Park while serving the people of the Sacramento region in the State Assembly since 2010, was joined by his family today as he was sworn in as the State Senator representing the 6th District, including the cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, and West Sacramento and parts of Sacramento County.  

“I am honored that the people of the 6th Senate District have entrusted me to deliver on issues important to building a healthy and more prosperous Sacramento: a quality education system, clean and renewable energy sources to protect our environment, healthcare for all, infrastructure that supports a strong and vibrant economy, and good paying jobs,” said newly sworn-in State Senator, Dr. Richard Pan. “There is much to do, and I look forward to partnering with all who are willing to work with me to improve the lives of the people of Sacramento.”

Senators serve four-year terms and half of the Senate’s 40 seats are up for election every two years.  This year, ten of the twenty Senators being sworn in are completely new to the Senate. The California Constitution requires that the Senate be organized on the first Monday of December.  Dr. Pan and the other new members of the California State Senate were sworn in by California’s Chief Justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye.

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