There are 15 Democrats brand new to the Legislature being sworn in today. That doesn't include former Sen. Tom Torlakson, who previously served eight years in the Senate and four years in the Assembly, or former Sen. Wes Chesbro, who served eight years in the Senate.
Capitol Alert offers a brief introduction to the Democratic freshman class:
AD 19 - Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo
San Mateo County supervisor.Replaces Gene Mullin, D-South San Francisco