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CSUF Alum Anthony Rendon Making History in the Legislature
May 26, 2016
Anthony Rendon is the speaker of the California Assembly and a Cal State Fullerton alum.
It was a bus route past a community college campus that got Anthony Rendon thinking there was perhaps a bigger world out there for him. For Kevin de León, an anti-immigrant ballot initiative, Proposition 187 drove him to go beyond the world he knew in his Logan Heights neighborhood in San Diego.
Today, Rendon, a Cal State Fullerton alum, and de León are the Latinos in charge at the California Legislature. Rendon, 48, is speaker of the California Assembly and de León is the Senate President Pro-Tem. Rendon talks with NBC News Latino about his journey to speaker of the state Assembly and the influence of Latinos in California politics.