“We have lost a brilliant legal mind and a dedicated public servant with the passing of John Van de Kamp.
“When I was a state Senator and he was chairman of the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice, we worked together in pursuit of legislation that would reform California’s criminal justice system.
“I was deeply impressed by his commitment to ensuring that justice is administered fairly and accurately so that the guilty are convicted and the innocent remain free.”
“He was man of integrity who will be deeply missed. I offer my sincerest condolences to his wife, Andrea, and daughter, Diana.”