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Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez will be sworn-in as leader of the lower house Friday -- for the second time.

Déjà vu all over again.

Pérez will take the oath of office in a ceremony at the Japanese-American Museum in Los Angeles, 11 days after a similar swearing-in attended by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous other elected officials was held on the Assembly floor.

Jon Waldie, Assembly administrator, said that Friday's event will not be financed with public funds.

Pérez, 40, will be sworn into office by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Pérez's cousin, is scheduled to attend the event.

Guests are expected to include former Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat; Maria Elena Durazo, a leader of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor; Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton; former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles; and U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, a former Democratic legislator and Board of Equalization member.



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