Edward Vincent, Former Inglewood Mayor Dies **updated**

Mayor Vincent

Former City of Inglewood Mayor, Edward Vincent has died.  Although he was born in Ohio, Inglewood was home.  Mayor Vincent is a former IUSD School Board Member and represented the 4th District of Inglewood while serving on the City of Inglewood City Council.  After leaving Inglewood, he continued is public service serving in the  California State Assembly from 1996 to 2000, representing the 51st Assembly District. In the Assembly, he chaired the Elections, Reapportionment, and Constitutional Amendments Committee as well as the California Horse Racing Industry Committee. On October 24, 2000, Vincent received the Cuauhtémoc Award for outstanding public service on behalf of farm workers. Vincent served an additional eight years as a member of the California State Senate and chaired the Select Committee on the Horseracing Industry. In this function, he authored legislation on gambling licenses, state teacher retirement benefits, horse racing, and community care facilities. In addition to his political career, he was a 35 year employee with the Department of Probation and former professional football player being the 3rd overall selection in the 1956 draft.  Inglewood will always remember our cities 1st black Mayor as we pass the former Centinela Park, which has since been renamed after him.  The City of Inglewood has lost a great leader may he rest in peace.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Inglewood Park Cemetery (720 E. Florence Ave.), after which mourners will gather for a celebration at Vincent’s beloved Hollywood Park.

Vincent is survived by his wife, Marilyn; two daughters and three grandchildren

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