Dave Cogdill, CBIA President & former California State Senator, dies at 66

 California State Sen. Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto) talks about how he was voted out as Senate Republican leader and replaced by new Republican leader Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta) in Sacramento, California, Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Cogdill died after battling pancreatic cancer on Sunday. He was 66. (Sacbee.com)

California State Sen. Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto) talks about how he was voted out as Senate Republican leader and replaced by new Republican leader Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta) in Sacramento, California, Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Cogdill died after battling pancreatic cancer on Sunday. He was 66. (Sacbee.com)

Message from CEO Carlos Rodriguez

Very sad to learn about the passing of Senator Dave Cogdill. I had the honor of working with Dave since he took the helm as CBIA President in 2013. He was a true gentleman and tireless champion of the homebuilding industry. I learned a great deal from Dave as he took the time in his demanding schedule to travel from Sacramento to participate in our Housing Policy Conference since its inception in 2014. It was only due to his battle with cancer that kept him from attending this year and I remain inspired as I saw him take the podium at the CBIA meetings earlier this year. Dave demonstrated great courage as he battled cancer and still remained focused on helping our industry. His amazing career of public service also included serving with great distinction in the State Legislature. It is with a heavy heart that we send our condolences to the Cogdill family along with our thoughts and prayers. Dave will be missed!