Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) released the following statement today on the passing of Mervyn Dymally:
"The people of California and this entire country have lost a good and faithful servant with the passing of Mervyn Dymally. The former lieutenant governor, state legislator and congressman dedicated his life to public service and advocating for social justice in the state of California, the nation and internationally.
In the House of Representatives, he was a true leader and was always willing to share a word of wisdom. Dymally was devoted to helping others, particularly in his consistent work on human rights in Africa and the Caribbean.
I extend my heartfelt condolences to his wife, Alice and the entire Dymally family at this time. He was a dear colleague and friend, and will be sorely missed."