For Immediate Release
June 22, 2018
SOS Press Office
SACRAMENTO - Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement on the passing of League of Women Voters Senior Director Trudy Schafer.
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Trudy Schafer. As a State Senator and as Secretary of State, I had the pleasure of working with Trudy as she advocated for voting rights, campaign finance reform, and civic education. She was a mentor to many and worked tirelessly on behalf of the League of Women Voters to improve our democracy. For nearly three decades she was a fixture in the State Capitol, and her impact has helped many Californians become more active, informed voters. Her positive attitude, calm demeanor, and attention to detail will be sorely missed.”