Thursday, June 19, 2008

In memory of Bertha Leong

The Speaker's Office received sad news on the recent passing of former Representative Bertha Leong. Speaker Calvin Say issued the following statement this afternoon:

My friend and former colleague Bertha Leong was a genuine and gracious member of the House. She cared for people, especially children, and she worked hard as a lawmaker because she wanted a better future for them. She will always be remembered for the warmth and kindness that she spread around the State Capitol. Hawaii has lost a very special woman, and my heart goes out to her children and family members.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bertha Leong was a woman with a good heart and a friendly smile. For her, partisanship took a backseat to doing what was right. She'll be missed.