Sad news today out of The OC.
Former California State Senator Marian Bergeson has passed away at the age of 90. To have Marian Bergeson as a friend was a true Blessing, and she embodied "class and elegance" as a lawmaker here in The Golden State. We need more folks and leaders like Marian here in public office. Today is a sad day, but Heaven has a new Angel. RIP
Here is a note from the California Republican Party....
'Marian Bergeson was an inspiration. As the first woman to serve in both the State Senate & Assembly she was an exceptional leader and role model for generations of young women. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family today, she will be missed by many.' - Cynthia Bryant, CRP Executive Director
MARIAN BERGESON, FIRST WOMAN TO SERVE IN BOTH LEGISLATIVE HOUSES, DIES
Dan Walters | Sacramento Bee
‘Marian Bergeson, the first woman to serve in both the state Assembly and the Senate and an influential player in public education policy, died Wednesday.
She was 90.
Bergeson, who represented the affluent Newport Beach area of Orange County in the Legislature for nearly two decades, also was the 1990 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, an Orange County supervisor after leaving the Legislature, former Gov. Pete Wilson’s education secretary, a member of the state Board of Education and a two-term appointee to the state Transportation Commission.’