Former El Segundo Mayor and recently elected Assemblyman Mike Gordon died from complications from a brain tumor. He was just 47.
I never had the chance to meet Assemblyman Gordon, but I know almost his entire staff. Frequently during his campaign, and even before it really started, I would talk with the man who would serve as his Chief of Staff, who would discuss Gordon's possible service with excited anticipation. All of those conversations came flooding back when I learned yesterday of Assemblymember Gordon's passing - all those hopes for the future, plans, and dreams.
Two months into his term, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gordon family and to his dedicated staff, whom I count as friends.