Padilla Statement on the Passing of Roz Wyman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the passing of former Los Angeles City Councilmember and longtime Democratic Party leader Rosalind “Roz” Wyman:

“I’m deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend Roz Wyman. From her days on the Los Angeles City Council leading efforts to bring the Dodgers to Los Angeles to serving as chair of the 1984 Democratic National Convention and supporting decades of Democratic leaders, she was truly a trailblazing public servant.

“The daughter of an immigrant from Russia, Roz didn’t just embody the spirit of the American Dream, she carved out a path for future generations to achieve it, too. And because of her, young people, women, the children of immigrants, and countless Californians with hopes of making a difference in our country saw engaging with our government more accessible. Because of Roz Wyman’s example, achieving change became more within reach.

“Over the course of her career, Roz forged close friendships with political titans like Senator Dianne Feinstein and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and left an indelible mark on the ethos of California. We’ll be forever grateful for her dedication to fighting for progress in California and across the nation.”