Statement of Senator Ricardo Lara on the Passing of Judge Harry Pregerson

November 27, 2017

BELL GARDENS, CA – The following is a statement from Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) on the passing of U.S. Circuit Court Judge Harry Pregerson:

“Judge Harry Pregerson’s remarkable career honored the dignity and vibrancy of the immigrant community of East Los Angeles where he was raised and which he never forgot.

“Judge Pregerson will be best remembered for the freeway and major public works that bear his name, but his example of service lives on in the homeless shelter he founded in an abandoned federal facility in Bell.

“Nearly 30 years later the Bell Shelter is a cornerstone of the 33rd District and a symbol of our commitment to help all those in need.”