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DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the Passing of Mayor Marion Barry

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz today released the following statement on the passing of Mayor Marion Barry:

"Today, the city of Washington, DC mourns the loss of 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry. A hero of the civil rights movement and a longtime leader in the District of Columbia, Barry's personal demons could not obscure his deep and abiding love for the city and its people. His voice and his constant presence will be missed by the people of Ward 8 and residents across the District."

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