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Statement from California Treasurer John Chiang on Death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Dec. 12, 2017

Contact: Marc Lifsher

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.”

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