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Luis Alejo Proposes Marriage on Assembly Floor

She said yes, in case you were wondering.

Watsonville's first-time Assemblyman Luis Alejo made waves at the Capitol on Monday, though it wasn't for any political reason.

The 38-year-old proposed to his girlfriend of seven years, Karina Cervantez, on the Assembly floor, according to an Associated Press report on the Mercury News.

The Watsonville planning commissioner and doctoral candidate in social psychology at UC Santa Cruz said yes, then fellow Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) handed Alejo the diamond ring the junior state representative had asked Monning to hide earlier, according to the Capitol Alert blog on the Sacramento Bee.

The happy couple, who live together in Watsonville, have not set a wedding date, Captiol Alert reported.

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Jennifer Squires May 08, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Congrats! I bet the city would rent the council chamber for the wedding :)
Paul Binding May 08, 2012 at 03:44 PM
It would be hard to better anything more romantic than this. Best of luck to the happy couple.
Rebecca Tait May 09, 2012 at 07:56 AM
Congratulations Luis and Karina. The proposal was so unusual and very romantic. Good luck to you both.
Corinne Speckert May 10, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Nice move, Alejo! Very romantic :)

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