Here’s some quotes collected by wire services in the wake of the news that former City Councilman George Stevens died this morning.

Councilman Tony Young:

This is a great day of sadness, not only (for) the district but (for) the entire city of San Diego. George was somebody who really loved this town. One thing you have to agree upon was that he was a man of courage, a man of dedication and a man of faith.

Councilwoman Donna Frye:

He was a fighter. He was compassionate and passionate. He would always speak his mind. … He wouldn’t say something simply because it was politically expedient. In fact, often times he would take positions that would cause great furor, but he stood by them.

Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally, D-Compton:

He was a voice for justice not only in San Diego but for blacks everywhere. George held strong views on many issues and was deeply committed to the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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