Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on the passing of veteran political reporter Rick Orlov:
“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Rick Orlov. A fixture of City Hall for more than three decades; his reporting constantly broke ground; and he served to hold leaders accountable for their words and actions. The dedication Rick showed to his craft, and, in fact, to Los Angeles was an inspiration to all of us.
“He was one of the last of that generation of true grit political reporters and he will be missed by Democrats and Republicans alike.”