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  • State Assembly to vote Thursday on Senator Maldonado's nomination for Lt. Governor

    April 22, 2010 1:18 AM

    The California Assembly is expected to vote Thursday on local State Senator Abel Maldonado's nomination for Lieutenant Governor. If the Assembly backs Maldonado, the nomination would then head to the State Senate. Back in February, the Senate confirmed his nomination, but the Assembly did not. Governor Schwarzenegger... more »
  • Lieutenant Governor confirmation for Abel Maldonado in limbo

    February 12, 2010 2:19 PM

    Democrats and Republicans continue to fight over whether Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, has been confirmed as California's next lieutenant governor. The Senate voted early Thursday to approve Maldonado's confirmation, but the Assembly rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger's pick for 2nd in command. The Assembly voted 37-35 in favor. That's just... more »
  • State senate confirms Maldonado nomination for Lt. Gov.; vote sent to Assembly

    February 11, 2010 1:05 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Senate has voted to confirm Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's pick for California lieutenant governor, sending the nomination to the Assembly. Senators voted 26-7 on Thursday in favor of Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria. If the Assembly approves him later in the day,... more »
  • Maldonado accepts nomination for lieutenant governor

    November 24, 2009 9:44 PM

    Governor Schwarzenegger officially nominated local republican senator Abel Maldonado for the position of lieutenant governor. Maldonado is filling the position left by john garamendi, who was elected to congress. He served as Santa Maria's first hispanic mayor from 1996 to 1998. The state assembly and senate must... more »

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