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JV_050712_YES_04.JPGFor Assemblyman Luis Alejo, next week will be one that he'll never forget.

He'd better not.

The 38-year-old Watsonville Democrat will be sworn into office for his second term Monday, but the highlight of his week will come five days later, when he weds longtime love Karina Cervantez.

Alejo made headlines last May by surprising Cervantez with a marriage proposal on the floor of the Assembly after introducing her to colleagues as the love of his life, his best friend, and the smartest person he knows.

Alejo said that he would be the "happiest man on Earth" if Cervantez would be his wife.

"Karina Cervantez, would you marry me?," he asked.

Alejo said the wedding will take place Dec. 8 in San Juan Bautista Mission, followed by a busy month of Christmas and New Year's celebrations before the Legislature reconvenes in January.

"We don't have a (legislative) session to deal with at the same time, so we thought it would be a great time to make that commitment to each other," he said.

"But I'm getting nervous because it's less than two weeks away."

PHOTO CREDIT: Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, proposed to his fiancee Karina Cervantez on the Assembly floor during the session Monday, May 7, 2012. The Sacramento Bee/Jose Luis Villegas


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