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March 23, 2018
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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on the Passing of Nancy McFadden


SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the following statement after learning of the passing of California leader Nancy McFadden. 

“Today, we mourn the loss of Nancy McFadden, one of California's most prominent, fearless and effective public servants.”

“Nancy's fingerprints are on every major accomplishment achieved during the Brown Administration. This is also true for many of the major reforms to expand voting rights. She helped ensure the success of legislation to create the California Motor Voter program, the Voter's Choice Act, and to move up California’s primary.”

“In addition to her political savvy, Nancy was generous with her time and encouraged young people and women to pursue careers in public service. Her legacy will live on in the careers she's launched, the policies she championed and the people she mentored and inspired. California is better off because of her.”

“Angela and I send our condolences to Nancy's family, her colleagues, and all Californians whose lives were improved by her public service.”


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