Senator Toni Atkins Issues Statement on Death of Former Senator Lucy Killea

January 18, 2017

Senator Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has issued the following statement on the death of former Senator Lucy Killea:

“The news of Lucy Killea’s passing is hard to believe and hard to accept. She was a titan of public service in San Diego – at the top of the list of our most respected elected officials. She was strong, honest, funny, whip-smart, full of integrity and fearless. A role model for young women – including me – she was proud to have put a few cracks in the glass ceiling.

“I was honored to know Lucy, and San Diego and California are fortunate to have been served by a leader of her magnitude. Fueled by groundbreaking legislation on important issues such as water conservation, her legacy is still felt in the State Capitol.

“Godspeed to Lucy Killea.”