Secretary of State
Secretary Grimes Statement on Passing of Senator Wendell Ford

Press Release Date:  Thursday, January 22, 2015  
Contact Information:  Lynn Sowards Zellen, lynn.zellen@ky.gov
Bradford Queen, bradford.queen@ky.gov
(502) 564-3490
 


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes issued the following statement today regarding the passing of former Senator Wendell Ford:

"Senator Wendell Ford was not only a close friend, but a mentor to me. He was one of the best Kentuckians I've ever known, and he deeply loved our Commonwealth and all of its people.

"Sen. Ford was a true statesman. On every stage, he represented Kentucky with dignity and honor, embracing compromise to achieve results that benefitted the Commonwealth. His service has provided an extraordinary example for others who wish to serve Kentucky, and especially for me.

"I will miss Sen. Ford's friendship and, most of all, his incredible support and counsel. Andrew and I send our warmest thoughts and prayers to his wife Jean and their family."