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News - December 5, 2012

Mike Nevin dies at 69

Former colleagues on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors are lauding former supervisor and community benefactor Mike Nevin for his work for the poor and working poor and those who ran afoul of the law and were trying to get their lives together. Mr. Nevin died Saturday, Dec. 1, from complications of cancer at the age of 69.

Mr. Nevin, a former San Francisco police officer and former mayor of Daly City, was elected supervisor in 1992. He termed out in 2004 but continued his public activities, including as executive director of the Service League, a nonprofit group that provides services to the incarcerated and former inmates.

He was an advocate for health insurance for uninsured children and supported the idea of the county providing medical marijuana for seriously ill residents who needed it.

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