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April 28, 2012
Former state Sen. Daniel Boatwright dies

Former Democratic state Sen. Daniel Boatwright died Friday at his Clayton home at age 82.

Boatwright, of Concord, served in the Legislature for 23 years, retiring from the Senate in 1996. He then began a lobbying career, working for Sacramento Advocates until retiring in 2010.

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement this afternoon: "Dan Boatwright was a dedicated legislator, an early proponent of a national balanced budget amendment and a very good representative of Contra Costa County. I enjoyed his friendship and I will miss him."

According to an obituary the family provided to, he is survived by his wife Teresa, three sons and five grandchildren.

Visitation is planned for from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ouimet Bros. Funeral Home in Concord. A service is scheduled for Saturday at at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Martinez.

Editor's Note: This post was updated to reflect that the family issued the obituary to Updated at 6:19 p.m., April 28, 2012.


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