Today, Senator Jim Brulte (Ret.) issued the following statement on the passing of Sharon Runner.

"The people of California and the people of the Antelope Valley have lost a great friend.

Sharon Runner's life was one of service. Whether it was establishing a Christian day school to help educate children, serving first in the California State Assembly and then in the California State Senate, or fighting for initiatives to protect families in California - Sharon was committed to the people of her community and our great state.

As we mourn the loss of Sharon, our prayers go out to her husband George and we pray that the loving arms of God embrace him at this difficult time."