Mayoral candidate and City Councillor At Large Sam Yoon issued a statement on the death of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy:
"Out of respect for the passing of Senator Kennedy I have suspended campaigning.
"Senator Kennedy was a public servant of the highest order who dedicated his life to justice for all. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.
"His memory lives on in the millions of Americans who benefit every day from his work as a United States Senator.
"For so many of us in the Commonwealth and throughout this country, our cares were his concern. From civil rights to health care, he used all his passion and clout to open doors for the common man and common woman. He advocated, he demonstrated, he negotiated and he inspired. His voice will forever echo in our minds and hearts.
"We can honor his memory and his commitment to public service by continuing to fight for the ideals and values to which he devoted his life."