Honoring the Life of Kyle Longby Representative Mark DeSaulnier
Posted on 2015-02-05
DeSAULNIER asked and was given permission to address the House
for 1 minute.)
Mr. DeSAULNIER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Kyle
Ean Long who was born in Sacramento on June 14, 1987, and died on
January 10, 2015, at the all too young age of 27.
The son of James and Tina Long was born and raised in Sacramento, California, attended local public schools, and was a graduate of Sacramento State University. I became familiar with Kyle when he came to work for me as an intern, quickly rising to a legislative aide in my previous position as a Member of the California State Senate.
Kyle's passion for public policy and his enthusiasm for bringing people together made him a highly effective legislative staffer. During his tenure in the State senate, Kyle successfully steered bills through the legislative process in California that helped to provide counseling services for rape victims, prohibited pesticides at school sites and child care facilities, and provided school supplies for homeless children.
In addition to being an important member of the California State family, Kyle was a beloved friend, family member, and a member of the broader Sacramento community. He died when he went to his local gym in the morning to start his daily exercise regimen, had a heart attack, and passed away at the all too early age of 27.
Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring the extraordinary but all too brief life of Kyle Long.