WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson issued the following statement regarding the death of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry who was a proud member of The U.S. Conference of Mayors for the four terms he served as mayor.
"Throughout his career, Mayor Barry worked consistently to advance the cause of the everyday man, and he has left an indelible legacy on the people of the nation's capital that cannot be duplicated.
"The nation's mayors mourn the loss of a charismatic personality who was also a dynamic leader who will never be forgotten."
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