“Last night, I learned of the passing of Calvin Goode and I grieve with my colleagues and our community. A gentle giant and caring servant leader, Calvin Goode was a hero for this city and a civil rights icon. He worked tirelessly to improve the lives of all Phoenicians but especially of those in his beloved district.
I learned so much from him and cherish my memories of him over the years. He holds a sacred place in Arizona history and in our hearts. On behalf of the Arizona Democratic family, we are grateful for his years of selfless service.
To his family, we send our love and support and hope they will find comfort in his legacy of service and good works.”