California State Assembly 2013 Woman of the Year

Assemblymember Chris Holden congratulates former Congresswoman and Assemblymember Yvonne Braithwaite Burke who was chosen as a California State Assembly 2013 Woman of the Year. Ms. Burke has a history filled with firsts: she was the first African American woman elected to Congress from California and the first African American woman in the California Assembly. She later served as the first African American member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. On March 4, she and 10 other women were honored on the Assembly floor.