SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today on the passing of Aubry Stone, the President and CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce:
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Aubry Stone, whose work as President and CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce helped make the American Dream more accessible to our state’s diverse communities.
“There was no greater advocate for small business in California than Aubry.
“Over the years I had the privilege of working with Aubry on a variety of different legislative issues designed to help small businesses. His passion was infectious and he had the unique ability to bring all sides together when advocating for the small business community.
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the Stone family. California and the rest of our nation will miss Aubry’s presence and dedication to making this state a better place to live, work, and play.”