Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Agar Jaicks

Oct 25, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on the passing of former chair of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, Agar Jaicks:

“Today, we mourn the passing of a proud San Franciscan and an extraordinary progressive leader.  Agar Jaicks embodied the very best of the American spirit.  In a distinguished career that spanned more than 50 years, Agar’s leadership left our city, our state and our country forever changed for the better.

“Agar Jaicks was a relentless advocate for social and economic justice, and a much beloved and admired leader on the progressive front of San Francisco politics.  You could always count on Agar to be an anchor for everyone in trying times, and he never had a bad word to say about anyone.  Agar Jaicks was a deeply principled gentleman, a courageous veteran, and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  My family and I had the privilege of calling him our friend.

“Agar Jaicks’ enduring courage, leadership, and dedication earned the everlasting respect of all who knew him.  May it be a source of comfort to Agar’s daughter, Lisa, and the entire Jaicks family that so many join in mourning the passing of this great Californian.”

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