Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Gov. Beshear Mourns Loss of Wendell Ford

Press Release Date:  Thursday, January 22, 2015  
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian

“Kentucky has lost one of its great statesmen, and we all have lost a friend.  Jane and I join with all of Kentucky to mourn the loss of Senator Wendell Ford.  As I began my career in public service, I watched and learned from Senator Ford, who was the epitome of principled leadership.  In every office in which he served, his methods were simple: Wendell Ford listened, he cared, and he got the job done.  Our state and our nation are better places for his decades of thoughtful, cooperative work to help people.  We are grateful for his legacy of service, and our prayers are with his wife, Jean, their children, Steve and Shirley, and their families.” 

– Gov. Steve Beshear