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Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara statement on the passing of Gloria Molina

News: 2023 Press Release

For Release: May 15, 2023
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Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara statement on the passing of Gloria Molina

Los Angeles  — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today made the following statement on the passing of former Los Angeles County Supervisor, Los Angeles City Councilmember and State Assemblymember Gloria Molina:

“Today, we mourn the loss of a remarkable leader, Gloria Molina, whose passing leaves a void in our hearts and in the landscape of public service. Gloria was a dear friend and mentor to many, and she was also a fierce and unapologetic advocate for the people of Los Angeles County.

“She did not wait her turn and she did not back down from a fight. Through her remarkable work, she paved the way for generations to come, inspiring countless individuals, like me, to follow in her footsteps.

“Gloria's legacy will forever resonate with those who knew her and those who were impacted by her unwavering dedication. She was a champion for the Eastside, a beacon of hope for marginalized communities, and a steadfast advocate for equality and justice.”



Led by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, the California Department of Insurance is the consumer protection agency for the nation's largest insurance marketplace and safeguards all of the state’s consumers by fairly regulating the insurance industry. Under the Commissioner’s direction, the Department uses its authority to protect Californians from insurance rates that are excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory, oversee insurer solvency to pay claims, set standards for agents and broker licensing, perform market conduct reviews of insurance companies, resolve consumer complaints, and investigate and prosecute insurance fraud. Consumers are urged to call 1-800-927-4357 with any questions or contact us at via webform or online chat. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800-927-4357. Teletypewriter (TTY), please dial 800-482-4833.

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