Assemblymember Talamantes Eggman Adjourns in Memory of Close Friend, Sara L. Cázares

Friday, April 26, 2013

(Sacramento) - One of Stockton’s brightest lights, Sara L. Cázares, 48, died Saturday, April 20, after a lifetime of significant accomplishment, spirited activism and dedicated leadership.  Her close friend, California State Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), adjourned in Cázares memory from the Assembly Floor. 

A graduate of Franklin High School, Cázares went on to Harvard, where she was an active leader with Harvard Raza and a founding member of the Third World Student Coalition. After Harvard, Cázares worked in  education outreach in East Los Angeles. Cázares returned to Stockton with her family in 1996, where she began teaching and continuing her involvement in community work. Cázares served on the board of the Peace and Justice Network and was a volunteer organizer for San Joaquin Grassroots during then-Senator Barack Obama’s historic first campaign for president. Recognized as School Volunteer of the Year in 2006 and 2007, Cázares was a hard-working member of the Stockton Unified School Board, serving as its president.  Learn more about this wonderful woman in this Assembly Access Video.