Today former State Senator Bruce McPherson was sworn in as the new California Secretary of State. He was sworn in shortly after the Assembly voted unanimously to approve his appointment to fill the vacancy left by Kevin Shelley's February 4 resignation.
The Assembly Rules Committee met this morning (their hearing was delayed by one day) and after a one-hour hearing voted to approve the nomination. The full Assembly voted on the nomination shortly after the Assembly Rules hearing. For more details, see Jim Wasserman's AP story.