STATEMENT: Lt. Governor Newsom on the passing of George Deukmejian


(SACRAMENTO) - California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on the passing of George Deukmejian, who served as the 35th Governor of California between 1983 and 1991:

"I join all Californians in mourning the loss of a former Governor and public servant of unwavering integrity - George Deukmejian. He not only was a leader of principle, civility and strength - he was a powerful example for California's vibrant Armenian-American community. Jen and I offer our profound and sincerest condolences to his family, friends and former staff."