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Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Statement on Schwarzenegger's Pick for Lieutenant Governor

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce applauds Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for his selection of Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) to serve as California’s next Lieutenant Governor.

“The Governor has picked an experienced state legislator and savvy businessman to fill this seat,” said Gary Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.  “Senator Maldonado has proven his commitment to reforming state government and will be an asset as Lieutenant Governor.”

As a member of the state Senate and state Assembly, Maldonado has a reputation for moving beyond partisan politics to work with members of the legislature from both political parties.  The L.A. Area Chamber urges state legislators to support the appointment of Senator Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor.


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit