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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Marks The Passing of Mr. David Cunningham

November 17, 2017
Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement upon the news that Mr. David Cunningham had passed away.

"Los Angeles has lost a great leader. I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. David Cunningham, a champion for accessible, affordable housing and a true community leader. Among his major contributions to our city, Mr. Cunningham served on the Los Angeles City Council for 13 years in the 1970s and 1980s and represented many Angelenos, including myself, at that post. One of the first African American elected leaders in the city, Mr. Cunningham served his multiple terms in the City Council with distinguished honor and dignity, as he did as Chairman of the Black American Political Association of California. 

"My thoughts are with Mr. Cunningham son, my friend Judge David S. Cunningham III, and the rest of Mr. Cunningham’s loving family and friends. The guidance and community wisdom will surely be missed by not only myself, but also those fortunate enough to cross paths with Dave on his journey."