Mourners crowd church for Millender-McDonald

first_imgMourners packed Los Angeles’ Second Baptist Church on Monday for the funeral of Democratic Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, who was remembered as a strong advocate for her constituents. “You didn’t have to look far to see that her family came first with her,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco. “After her family, it was the people of the 37th Congressional District. You were all a great source of pride to her and foremost in her work in the Congress of the United States.” Millender-McDonald was a seven-term incumbent from Carson and the first black woman to chair the House Administration Committee that oversees federal elections and congressional budgets. She died April 22 of cancer. She was 68. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more