2017 Opening Day Speech
Speaker of the House Cristanta Duran
January 11, 2017
Thank you all for joining us today as we begin the 71st General Assembly.
I’d like start off by recognizing some of the former elected officials who are here with us, including
The Honorable Wellington and Wilma Webb.
Former lieutenant governor Gail Schoettler.
Former speakers Mark Ferrandino, Frank McNulty and Doug Dean.
I would especially like to recognize the first Latino speaker of the House.
Speaker Ruben Valdez, I am honored to follow in your footsteps.