Senator Wiener’s Statement on the Death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

December 12, 2017

San Francisco –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement about the death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee:

“I’m just floored that Mayor Lee is gone. I was sworn in as a member of the Board of Supervisors just days before Ed became Mayor of San Francisco, and I had the honor of working closely with him for the past 7 years. Just yesterday I held a press conference with him about a new recycling program. He was his normal jovial and friendly self.

Ed Lee was a kind and decent human being who cared deeply about our city and our community. The Chinese community was so proud to finally have a mayor from the community - something it had waited for for over 150 years.

Ed served as mayor during a period of unprecedented growth in our city and an unprecedented housing shortage. Ed never got the credit he deserved as arguably the most pro-housing mayor in the history of San Francisco, with a huge amount of affordable housing created or approved under his Administration.

I send my deepest condolences to Ed’s wife, Anita, and his daughters. Ed was, at heart, a family man, and I’m so sorry for his family’s loss.

San Francisco has lost a great leader.”