Assemblymember Tina McKinnor (D – Inglewood) took the oath of office by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Lakewood) on June 20, to serve as California’s newest member of the State Assembly.
McKinnor was elected in a June special election to represent the cities and communities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lenox, Los Angeles, Marina del Rey, Venice, West Athens, Westchester and Westmont in Los Angeles County.
“I am honored by the trust voters have placed in me,” said McKinnor. “California is a place where the possible becomes reality. By harnessing our progressive spirit and strong work ethic, I am confident that we can address the biggest challenges that face us and build an equitable future for all Californians.”
As a legislator, McKinnor will prioritize California’s continued COVID-19 recovery, increase funding for public education, expand universal access to healthcare, address the state’s housing and homelessness crisis, reform the state’s broken criminal justice system, demand environmental justice for communities most impacted by the climate crisis and seek equity for communities of color in the cannabis industry.
Prior to her election to the State Assembly, McKinnor served as civic engagement director for the non-profit LAVoice and previously served as operational director for the California Democratic Party and chief of staff to several members of the State Assembly. McKinnor was born and raised in Los Angeles County and is the mother of two adult sons.