Padilla Statement on Passing of Richard Blum
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the passing of Richard Blum:
“Dick Blum was a compassionate humanitarian who dedicated his life to improving the world for others, whether by founding the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley or leading a decades-long project to end human trafficking in Nepal. A proud graduate of UC Berkeley, he served as a University of California Regent for the past twenty years, where he helped to grow the world’s premier public education system for the benefit of millions of students.
“Above all, Dick was devoted to his family. Over his four decades of marriage to Senator Feinstein, he took tremendous joy in supporting her pioneering leadership as a public servant. Angela and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to Dianne and her family in this difficult time.”