Thursday, July 14, 2016

State Sen. Sharon Runner, author of ‘Jessica’s Law,’ dies at 62

SACRAMENTO BEE | CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO

Runner underwent a double lung transplant

California Sen. Sharon Runner, who returned to the Legislature last year following a double lung transplant, died Thursday. The Lancaster Republican was 62.

Runner’s family said in a statement that she died peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, following respiratory complications.

“Through her life Sharon held tight to her favorite Bible verse, Proverbs 3:5-6, trusting in the Lord through all obstacles,” the Runner family said. “We take comfort in the fact that the Lord truly directed her path, and she is now home in the arms of her savior.”

Runner, who is married to Board of Equalization member George Runner, announced in March that she would not seek re-election when her term ended this year, citing “medical challenges during the cold and flu season.” Continue reading

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