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Addis Issues Statement on the Passing of Delaine Eastin

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) today issued the following statement on the tragic passing of former State Superintendent Delaine Eastin:

"The passing of Delaine Eastin is a profound loss that is deeply felt across the state. As California's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Delaine displayed her commitment to public service and made significant strides in advancing educational policies benefiting students, teachers, and families statewide.

"Delaine's impact on California is undeniable. Her legacy will inspire future generations to strive for excellence and equity in education. I extend my heartfelt condolences to her family during this difficult time. Her legacy will remain as a beacon of hope for future generations."

Delaine Eastin was elected to the California State Assembly from 1986-1994 and was the first woman to serve as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1995-2003.

Dawn Addis was elected to the California State Assembly in 2022 to represent the coastal 30th Assembly District, which includes San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

CONTACT: Julie Cravotto, (916) 319-2030