Rep. Costa Statement on Death of Steve Hall

Jan 21, 2010
Press Release
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the death of former Association of California Water Agencies Executive Director Steve Hall, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) made the following statement.

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“For years, I had the good fortune of working with him in Sacramento, and more recently in Washington, DC, to solve water problems on behalf of the people of California.  I can say without reservation Steve was listened to and respected by all of the policy makers he interacted with.  I will miss him, but will always remember him fondly.

“His courageous battle with ALS was fought with the same passion and tenacity as every legislative pursuit we endeavored.  Steve, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”