4 He's also a Brown University graduate and an attorney, which is in line with a "typical" California Republican politician.
Have you heard of Jesse Lee Peterson? He's a preacher with a church on Pico (I think). He interviewed Elder on YouTube. I used to go to a rad Ethiopian restaurant on Pico, right across from my barbershop and the Socialist Party HQ. Cool neighborhood, but I don't know how far away that all is from the church house. It's been 30 years. Pico is a long stretch, as I recall.
Anyway, the legislature is monolithically Dem, so Elder will mostly be working within the limitations of executive orders. Not a lot will change.