SACRAMENTO - Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement on the passing of Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley):
"California has lost a true public servant in Sharon Runner, who was a friend to all who had the good fortune of knowing her.
"My husband Russell and I have counted the Runners among our closest friends for decades, since my time as a school superintendent in the Antelope Valley. Sharon was a strong, courageous woman whose positive attitude was a blessing to her friends and loved ones. Her passing leaves a hole in our hearts.
"Our prayers are with George and their children and grandchildren during this difficult time. May she rest in peace with our Lord."