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March 22, 2006

Contact: Tatiana Guerra

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Mourn the Loss of Colleague, Former California Assemblyman Marco Firebaugh

Washington, DC – National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) President, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (NY), issued the following statement:

“We are all deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague, former California State Assemblyman Marco Firebaugh, who passed away on Tuesday in California. We also want to express our sincerest condolences to the Firebaugh family.

Assemblyman Firebaugh was a visionary leader who served in the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2004. During his tenure he fought for the rights of the communities that were most underserved. As a legislator Firebaugh challenged some of the toughest issues. His contributions during his young life were instrumental and helped improve the lives of so many in the Hispanic community.

Assemblyman Firebaugh was loved by many and will be greatly missed. In his honor, it is important that we continue to carry on the passion, commitment and leadership that Assemblyman Firebaugh so often demonstrated.”

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