Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today congratulated longtime Senate aide Percy Pinkney for two decades of distinguished service to the United States Senate.
Pinkney, a senior state field representative for Feinstein, has been active in California politics for more than 30 years, serving as a trusted aide to Governor Jerry Brown before joining Senator Feinstein’s staff in 1992.
He is responsible for overseeing issues affecting California’s African-American community and works closely with elected officials, community leaders, municipal governments, inter-faith, community-based and civil rights organizations.
“Congratulations to my dear friend Percy Pinkney for this extraordinary milestone,” said Feinstein. “I first met Percy in 1969 when he was working as a social worker in San Francisco. When I was elected to the Senate, Percy was the very first person to join my staff. As long as I’ve known him—more than 40 years—he has never wavered in his commitment to help others. Anywhere you go in California, you will meet someone who has been touched by Percy’s generosity. He has made a profound difference in the lives of so many, and I’m proud to call him my friend.”
Pinkney was born in McComb, Miss., and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He earned his degree at San Francisco State and his master’s in social work from Lone Mountain College in San Francisco.
He is the founder and statewide president of the Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC), one of the largest political grassroots organizations with 55 chapters and more than 60,000 members.
Pinkney is also the recipient of numerous humanitarian and community service awards including Educating Young Mind’s Humanitarian of the Year Award and the Sacramento Kings’ Community Service Award.