INGLEWOOD, Calif. (2UrbanGirls) – Inglewood Assemblymember Tina McKinnor has been named Chair of the Public Employment and Retirement committee by Speaker Asm. Anthony Rendon.
Rendon made the announcement today, Dec. 16, that she would assume the role previously held by Asm. Jim Cooper.
“Assemblymember Tina McKinnor’s background in civic and political roles on multiple government levels makes her a natural choice to lead this committee,” wrote Rendon in a statement. “She has wasted no time in showing her abilities since arriving in the Assembly this year.”
McKinnor was elected in a special election to fill the expiring term of former Assemblymember Autumn Burke, who abruptly resigned in February to become a lobbyist with Axiom Advisors. McKinnor was then elected to a full term Nov. 8.
“Thank you Speaker Rendon for this appointment and honor,” said McKinnor. “Looking forward to further equitable access to public service and secure a dignified and sustainable retirement for current and future public employees.”
McKinnor has worked in and on behalf of Assembly District 61 for over a decade.
The duty of the Public Employment and Retirement Committee is to investigate and study proposed bills relating to the oversight of public employment such as state, local (excluding laws administered by local employment relations boards or commissions), and classified school employees; employer-employee relations laws administered by the Public Employment Relations Board; and the administration of public officer and public employee retirement, benefits, and investment strategy.