Congresswoman Barbara Lee Statement on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after the tragic passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee:

“Early this morning, I received the heartbreaking news of the passing of my friend and brother, Mayor Ed Lee. Ed was an unshakable champion for social justice, a man who lived his life with courage and deeply rooted conviction. Even before he was Mayor, Ed was a champion for the people of San Francisco. As a community organizer and a civil rights attorney, Ed showed his tireless commitment to families and the most vulnerable. And as the first Asian-American Mayor of San Francisco, he broke new ground for the city.

“Mayor Lee will be tremendously missed. I offer my sincerest condolences and prayers to his family, friends, loved ones and the people of San Francisco during this difficult time.”

Congresswoman Lee also delivered remarks on the Floor of the House in remembrance of Mayor Lee. To view the video, click here.