Legislative Responses to the Passing of Prince

A quick look at California legislator responses to the passing of Prince on Twitter, sorted by the age of each member when the Purple Rain album was released. Former Assemblyman Steven Bradford noted “As one who grew up playing and enjoying music, I can assure u there was none better than Prince. A true musical genius. RIP”

* NOTE: Includes only posts on Twitter. These responses are as of 10:30 PM on April 21st.

Legislator Age (years) When “Purple Rain” Album Released Twitter Response to Prince’s Passing
Ridley-Thomas, Sebastian -3.1  [Retweeted an LA Times article]
Calderon, Ian -1.3 “Saddened to hear of the passing of Prince. He was one of my moms favorites. Truly a huge loss.”
Low, Evan 1.0
Mathis, Devon 1.8
Gallagher, James 3.3
Dababneh, Matt 3.3
Garcia, Cristina 4.8
McGuire, Mike 5.0
Linder, Eric 5.7
Allen, Ben 6.3
Gray, Adam 6.8
Mayes, Chad 7.2
Salas, Rudy 7.3
Garcia, Eduardo 7.4
Chang, Ling-Ling 7.9  “RIP Prince.”
Nguyen, Janet 8.1
Hernandez, Roger 8.9
Gomez, Jimmy 9.6
Lara, Ricardo 9.6
Gatto, Mike 9.7
Williams, Das 10.0
Harper, Matthew 10.0
Levine, Marc 10.2
Alejo, Luis 10.2
Olsen, Kristin 10.4
Burke, Autumn 10.6
Allen, Travis 10.8
Nazarian, Adrin 11.3
Santiago, Miguel 11.3
Bonta, Rob 11.8
McCarty, Kevin 12.5
Hall, Isadore 12.5  “Heaven is now home to more royalty. RIP #Prince”
Gonzalez, Lorena 12.8 “About 18 years ago, I left @TierraGonzalez w/ a babysitter for the first time so I could watch Prince perform live. It was worth the guilt.”
Baker, Catharine 13.1
Mendoza, Tony 13.2
Obernolte, Jay 13.9
Mullin, Kevin 14.0  [Posted a photo of the Purple Rain album cover]
Steinorth, Marc 14.1
Chiu, David 14.2
Hueso, Ben 14.8
Maienschein, Brian 15.1
Cannella, Anthony 15.3
Melendez, Melissa 15.4
Ting, Phil 15.4  “Shocked. Can’t believe Prince has passed. Thanks for all the music and memories. Life would be so boring without you.”
Thurmond, Tony 15.8
Jones, Brian 15.9
Rendon, Anthony 16.3
Lopez, Patty 16.4
Leyva, Connie 17.4
De León, Kevin 17.5
Brough, William 17.7
Gipson, Mike 18.0
O’Donnell, Patrick 18.3  “Sadden to learn of the passing of legendary artist #Prince, a unique & talented soul taken from us far too early!”
Vidak, Andy 18.6
Pan, Richard 18.7
Dahle, Brian D. 18.8
Rodriguez, Freddie 18.8
Campos, Nora 19.0
Grove, Shannon 19.3
Hadley, David 19.6
Mitchell, Holly J. 19.8
Galgiani, Cathleen 20.5
Cooper, Jim 20.5
Kim, Young 21.7
Atkins, Toni G. 21.9
Irwin, Jacqui 22.5
Eggman, Susan T. 23.3  “I saw #Prince in the 80’s in DC, he emerged from above on a big purple bed. Memorable performance. Incredibly talented individual #RIPPrince”
Wagner, Don 23.5
Holden, Chris 23.9
Bonilla, Susan 24.0
Wood, Jim 24.2
Waldron, Marie 24.2
Anderson, Joel 24.4
Gaines, Beth B. 24.8
Frazier, Jim 25.1
Wilk, Scott 25.3
Lackey, Tom 25.3
Gaines, Ted 26.2
Hernandez, Ed 26.7
Chau, Edwin 26.8
Glazer, Steve 26.9
Stone, Mark W. 27.0
Jones-Sawyer Jr., Reginald Byron 27.5
Dodd, Bill 28.0
Stone, Jeff 28.4
Moorlach, John M. W. 28.5
Wieckowski, Bob 29.4
Hertzberg, Robert M. 29.6
Daly, Tom 29.9
Bigelow, Frank 29.9
Runner, Sharon 30.1
Huff, Bob 30.8
Berryhill, Tom 30.8
Bloom, Richard 31.0
Medina, Jose J. 31.2
Cooley, Ken 31.3
Beall, Jim 31.5
Chu, Kansen 31.7
Morrell, Mike 31.7
Leno, Mark 32.7
Achadjian, Katcho 33.1
Chavez, Rocky 33.1
Monning, Bill 33.2
Roth, Richard 33.6
Block, Marty 34.0
Jackson, Hannah-Beth 34.1
Fuller, Jean 34.2
Pavley, Fran 35.6
Weber, Shirley N. 35.8
Gordon, Rich 36.0
Patterson, Jim 36.4
Hill, Jerry 37.2
Quirk, Bill 37.8
Wolk, Lois 38.1
Nielsen, Jim 39.9
Brown, Cheryl R. 40.4
Liu, Carol 42.8
Hancock, Loni 44.2
Bates, Patricia 44.5

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