STATEMENT: California Senate Leader on the Passing of Senator Sharon Runner

Thursday, July 14, 2016

“My thoughts and prayers are with Senator Sharon Runner’s family and friends as all of us in the Senate mourn her loss.  While battling a tragic illness, Senator Runner endured and showed a real commitment to representing the people of her district. She committed her life to lifting all children with a quality education by helping found the Desert Christian schools and fought tirelessly for small businesses during her time in the Assembly and Senate. I send my deep condolences to her husband George, their children and grandchildren, and every person who life she helped change for the better because of her work.”