Assemblyman Mike Gordon Dies

Some things are just too unfair to accept easily.

After a life of public and political service, former El Segundo Mayor Mike Gordon realized a lifelong dream of being elected to the State Legislature last Winter. A few short weeks later, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Yesterday morning, at 7:12am, he died at his home, surrounded by his wife and 4 children – ranging in age from 20 to just 12.

I never had the chance to meet Assemblyman Gordon – I’d left work at the Capitol before he was elected. But I know his staff very well – they respected and genuinely like their boss very much. They were friends. Which says a lot about a legislator’s character.

Too unfair.