Gov. Gavin Newsom meets with now-Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to review the devastation of the Creek fire in Pineridge, CA, in September 2020. | Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Newsom to Replace Harris, First Open LGBTQ Justice Confirmed

On the Nov. 10 edition of the Reporter Roundup, KPCC reporters discuss who might replace Kamala Harris on the U.S. Senate, the flipping of a congressional seat in Orange County and the first LGBTQ Justice confirmed to the California Supreme Court. 

Harris Replacement 
Gov. Gavin Newsom has the right to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s seat on the U.S. Senate until her term runs out in 2022. Libby Denkmann has more details on who might replace Harris. 

Steele Defeats Rouda 
Michelle Steele defeated incumbent Rep. Harley Rouda in the 48th congressional district, flipping this seat back to Republicans. Josie Huang discusses what this means in Orange County.  

LGBTQ Justice 
Justice Martin Jenkins was confirmed to the California Supreme Court, making him the first openly LGBTQ person on the state’s highest court. Phillip Zonkel of Q Voice News talks about the significance of this moment. 

Featured Reporters: 
Libby Denkmann @libdenk  
Laurel Rosenhall of CalMatters @LaurelRosenhall  
Josie Huang @josie_huang  
Phillip Zonkel of Q Voice News @QVoiceNews  
Adriene Hill @adrienehill 
 

Featured image: Gov. Gavin Newsom meets with now-Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to review the devastation of the Creek fire in Pineridge, CA, in September 2020. Nowm, Newsom is tasked with choosing someone to replace Harris on the U.S. Senate. | Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

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