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Yee Named 'Elected Official of the Year' by Davis Vanguard
July 27, 2012
For his social justice work, Senator Leland Yee earns award from local news organization
DAVIS, CA – For his social justice work, Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) has been honored with the “Elected Official of the Year Award” by the Davis Vanguard – a non-profit news organization based in Davis.
Each year, the Vanguard Awards honor the work of individuals and organizations on behalf of social justice. Yee has authored several bills regarding juvenile justice, civil rights, and open government.
“Senator Yee was honored as the Vanguard Elected Official of the Year for his outstanding advocacy for transparency and accountability of government, and his strong record of support for the little people in our society,” said David Greenwald, Executive Director of the Davis Vanguard.
“I am honored by this recognition and proud of the work we have done for the most vulnerable in our society,” said Yee. “The Davis Vanguard has done a tremendous job of highlighting injustice within our community while also acknowledging the tremendous positive work that is being done in the Davis area and beyond.”
Contact: Adam J. Keigwin,