SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Rose Pak, one of San Francisco's most influential leaders, has died. She had been a political power broker in Chinatown and at San Francisco City Hall for decades.
Health issues had sidelined her in China for several months earlier this year.
Pak's been a behind the scenes influence in several mayoral administrations and took credit for Ed Lee's ascension, then feuded with him over his pick for supervisor.
"We agree 99 percent and so when we have disagreement, we respect each other," said Lee.
Pak has used her clout to help rebuild the Chinese hospital and recently had a nearby street named in her honor.