Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on the passing of former Senate Republican Leader Dave Cogdill who passed away Sunday morning after battling pancreatic cancer:
"I had the honor of working and serving with former Senate Republican Leader Dave Cogdill in the California State Assembly where we continued our careers as public servants for the people of California.
"Senator Cogdill served the California State Legislature with honor and with courage during a time when California was going through an economic downturn. He selflessly dedicated his career in public service for the constituents of the Golden State and made a difference in the lives of those he touched whether it was in the Legislature or in the private sector. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult and sad time," said Senate Republican Leader Bates.