STATEMENT BY HARRIS COUNTY ATTORNEY VINCE RYAN ON THE PASSING OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER EL FRANCO LEE

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a great public servant, Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee. Commissioner Lee served not only his constituents in Precinct One, but all residents of Harris County for more than 30 years. As the senior member of Commissioners Court, El Franco provided his intellect, his heart and his wisdom to every undertaking he encountered. This was demonstrated on a daily basis from his commitment to the operation of county government including roads and bridges, parks, flood control, as well as programs for senior citizens and the Precinct One Street Olympics and Summer Youth Program.

Commissioner El Franco Lee will be missed not only by those who loved and respected him but by the people of Harris County who have benefited from his public service over the years.”