Statement on Passing of Congressman John Dingell, Jr.

“He will be incredibly missed, but John Dingell will never be forgotten.”

LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement today on behalf of MDP Chair Lavora Barnes regarding the passing of Congressman John Dingell:
 
“John Dingell was The Dean and more. He was and will remain the embodiment of what it means to be a Michigan Democrat: hard-working, selfless, and relentless in his pursuit to improve the lives of the everyday people who built our state and make it great.
 
“John Dingell touched my life from the moment I arrived in Michigan, first as my representative, and every day thereafter, as a champion for our cause. With his tireless support for electing down-ballot Democrats, Congressman Dingell was an ally, mentor, and friend, whose legacy will remain at the heart of everything we do as Michigan Democrats.
 
“We will honor his legacy by continuing to work as hard as we possibly can to elect Democrats that share our values and demand that our voices be heard. For so many of us here in Michigan, we will just be continuing to do what John Dingell himself taught us to do.
 
“His charm, wit, and devotion touched everyone who knew him, and his legacy will inspire millions more for generations to come. He will be incredibly missed, but John Dingell will never be forgotten.”

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