SOURCE: U.S. Conference of Mayors

U.S. Conference of Mayors

June 14, 2016 12:22 ET

United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran Issues Statement on George Voinovich

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - June 14, 2016) - United States Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran released the following statement regarding the death of former Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich:

"The nation's mayors mourn the loss of former Cleveland Mayor, Ohio Governor and U.S. Senator George Voinovich.

"He will be remembered by many as a compassionate conservative politician, but we will remember him as a man fiercely committed to bipartisanship and compromise. He got things done. He crossed the aisle to work with Democrats to support the nation's cities. His life was local government -- city, county and state.

"Today, more than ever, we need leaders like George who believed with all his heart and mind that the Federal government must partner with local governments to serve and support the people of America."

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