State Assembly Adjourns in Memory of Denard Davis

Friday, September 11, 2015

(Sacramento) – “Merced has truly lost a civic leader of enormous accomplishment and vigor.” That’s how Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) began his remarks as the California State Assembly adjourned in the memory of Denard Davis. Assemblyman Gray went on to say, “My family and I lost a friend, a role model, a confidant, a mentor, and an anchor. Denard Davis was truly a ‘larger than life’ figure whose life spanned a challenging era. He believed in education as the keystone of hope, not just for individuals, but for entire communities and his life was devoted to enhancing educational opportunities.” Watch Assemblyman Gray’s entire speech honoring the memory of Denard Davis in this Assembly Access video.