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Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Issues Statement on Death of Mentor and Friend Governor George Deukmejian

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye issues statement on death of mentor and friend Governor George Deukmejian. Remembers him as a person of integrity who gave her a priceless opportunity to serve the people of California.<em> &quot;I will always remember Governor Deukmejian as a man of great personal intergrity, who had the courage of his convictions, and a passion for the rule of law. He gave me a priceless opportunity to serve the people of California as his deputy legal affairs secretary and deputy legislative secretary, and ultimately set me on a path to my current role when he appointed me to the Sacramento Municipal Court. I learned many lessons from George and he will be remembered as a man whose service as governor will be recalled with reverence by persons of both parties.&quot;</em>
May 8, 2018

I will always remember Governor Deukmejian as a man of great personal integrity, who had the courage of his convictions, and a passion for the rule of law. He gave me a priceless opportunity to serve the people of California as his deputy legal affairs secretary and deputy legislative secretary, and ultimately set me on a path to my current role when he appointed me to the Sacramento Municipal Court. I learned many lessons from George and he will be remembered as a man whose service as governor will be recalled with reverence by persons of both parties.

—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye