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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 09:14 PM

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan struck and killed by motorist

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Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan died Wednesday afternoon after a motorist struck her as she was out walking her dog in Alameda, officials said.

Chan, 72, was hit around 8 a.m. while crossing the street at the city’s waterfront, at Shoreline Drive and Grand Street — an area popular with pedestrians and bicyclists. Emergency responders found Chan, unresponsive, in the roadway and took her to Highland Hospital, where she died at 2:30 p.m.

The woman driving the car that hit Chan stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, police said in a statement that did not name Chan as the victim. Chan’s office confirmed she was the victim.

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A longtime Democratic politician, Chan was first elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in 1994. She later served on the state Assembly from 2000 to 2006, and was the first Asian American Assembly majority leader. In 2010, she successfully ran for her former seat on the Board of Supervisors, and had served since then.

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Read more: https://www.sfchronicle.com/eastbay/article/Alameda-County-Supervisor-Wilma-Chan-struck-and-16590231.php



Chan was not that well known on a national level but was a strong Democratic and a trail blazer advocate for the less fortunate.

from wiki

Wilma Chan (Chinese: 陳煥瑛; pinyin: Chén Huànyīng; October 5, 1949 – November 3, 2021) was an American politician in California serving on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. A Democrat, she served in the California State Assembly from 2000 to 2006 before being termed out, representing the 16th District, which at the time included Oakland, Alameda, and Piedmont. She served as Assembly Majority Whip from 2001 to 2002 and from 2002 to 2004 as Assembly Majority Leader, the first woman and the first Asian American to hold the position. In 2008, Chan lost a Democratic Party primary election for the California State Senate District 9 seat.

On November 3, 2021, Chan was struck and killed by a motorist.

more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilma_Chan

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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 09:14 PM

1. That's terrible. n/t.

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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 09:15 PM

2. May she rest in power.

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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 09:21 PM

3. So sad!

Peaceful passage, Ms Chan, and condolences to those who loved and supported her.

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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 10:24 PM

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Thu Nov 4, 2021, 12:43 AM

6. may her family and friends find peace.

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Thu Nov 4, 2021, 02:11 PM

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