LOS ANGELES COUNTY - “George Deukmejian was an amazing man who earned the respect of a generation of Californians for his pragmatic leadership, fortitude and dedication to public service,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger said on the passing of California’s 35th Governor.  “Of his many admirable qualities, he was a champion for public safety, a source of pride for the Armenian-American community and a role model for youth inspired to enter government and politics.”