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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement today on the passing of former Virginia Delegate Mamye BaCote.
“Pam and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mamye BaCote, our dear friend and former Delegate who represented Newport News for more than a decade.
“Mamye was a legislative giant who fought to make our Commonwealth better. She was an educator first, and made it her mission to expand access to a world-class education for all students—no matter their zip code. She was a fierce advocate for commonsense gun safety measures, and played a critical role in laying the groundwork for this year’s passage of historic gun safety laws.
“But most importantly, she was a public servant in the truest sense of the word—a woman who lived her life with kindness, grace, and an unwavering dedication to justice. She will be tremendously missed.”
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