LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - A state senator in Southern California proposed a resolution Tuesday to name a section of highway after President Barack Obama.
Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, of District 25, introduced Resolution SCR 8, which will name the segment of the Highway 134 between the Glendale Highway 2 and the Highway 210 “President Barack H. Obama Freeway.”
“I am honored to be in a position to bring appropriate respect to President Obama’s leadership, his fond memories of living in the 25th Senate District, his college days in the 51st Assembly District and his tremendous legacy." Portantino said in a press release. "California has a long history of designating our freeways as reminders of the accomplishments of important leaders who have shown character, strength, and passion. President Obama is a laudable person to showcase and for Southern Californians to appreciate.”
Obama attended Occidental College in Eagle Rock from 1979 to 1981 and lived in Pasadena during his sophomore year. His attendance at Occidental College influenced his political trajectory and led him to become one of our most revered and respected Presidents in American history. President Obama is leaving office with tremendous approval from across our country, the senator's office said.