It is with great sadness that I am informing you of the passing of our own Senator Jorge Garcia. Jorge, our friend and mentor, passed away suddenly today (Friday) after a serious bout of heart illness.
Senator Garcia was one of the most committed and dedicated senators I have ever known. He helped every new member to find their way when they joined our democratic senate team and he stood by every one of us as a support, much like a father would have watched out for his kids.
His faith sustained him through the dark days of the budget process. And yet, it could be said that his heart was silently breaking from the nature of the cuts to public services for our needy populations---the populations that he advocated for so passionately. In the Senate he was our beacon of goodness and kindness...and he will be missed so dearly by our Democratic community and his colleagues who loved him so.
Our deepest condolences are extended to his entire family.
Please watch for a notice of his service and join us as we honor this humble man who became the leader of our Democratic Senate team.