California Secretary of State Alex Padilla tapped to fill Sen. Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has chosen who will substitute Sen. Kamala Harris after Harris leaves the Senate to turn into this nation’s subsequent vp. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, a longtime fixture of California Democratic politics, will take on the role. His time period will serve till 2022, when he might face Democratic rivals in his bid to maintain the submit.

Padilla, an MIT-trained engineer, will turn into the primary Latino California senator within the state’s historical past.