Statement from California Treasurer John Chiang on Death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
Dec. 12, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – “Today is a sad day, and I send my deepest sympathies to Mayor Lee’s wife and children. San Francisco and, indeed, the state of California has lost a tireless leader and respected son.
“When others sowed division, Ed saw a time for consensus.
“When public discourse turned sour and angry, Ed’s understated voice of reason and civility elevated us all.
“When others would say ‘no,’ Ed — like the civil rights trailblazers before him — always found a way to ‘yes.’
“Mayor Ed Lee will be sorely missed.”