Senate Leader de León on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today released this statement:

"The unexpected death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reminds us that life is too short and we need to make the most of our fleeting time on Earth. 

"Ed believed that and worked to achieve many great accomplishments throughout his life, including becoming the first Asian American mayor of one of America’s finest cities. A city, by the way, that was built by Chinese immigrants.

"Ed was a tireless leader in building a clean energy future, protecting our workers, tackling the housing crisis, and he made sure California kept leading the world in innovation. 

"I mourn with Ed’s family and the city of San Francisco and will honor his legacy by doing the most I can with the one life I have."