Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on the Passing of Bay Area Legislator John Foran

We are saddened by news of John Foran's passing at the age of 85. John was a good old-fashioned liberal Democrat from the Bay Area.

A champion of organized labor and working men and women, John fought to outlaw corporations from employing professional strikebreakers. 

As a member of the State Assembly and later in the State Senate, he advocated for and was instrumental in issues of mass transit. John's efforts on the Assembly transportation committee helped change California's approach on transportation issues from one focused exclusively on automobiles to one that incorporated all aspects of modern public transit.

Our thoughts are with his wife Connie and their four children.

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