Governor Brown Issues Statement on the Passing of Matt Fong


6-1-2011

SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown today issued the following statement regarding the passing of former California State Treasurer Matt Fong:

"Matt Fong lived a life of service. He served his country as an Air Force Reservist and, later, he served the people of California as their Treasurer. It is with great sadness that Anne and I learned of his passing. On behalf of all Californians, I wish to express gratitude for the service that Mr. Fong provided to our great state during his term as Treasurer. Our thoughts are with his wife, Paula, and their two children, Jade and Matthew, during this time. I also wish to express my deepest condolences to Mr. Fong’s mother, former California Secretary of State March Fong Eu, with whom I served in Sacramento from 1974 to 1983."

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