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Upton Statement on Passing of Vern Ehlers

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Washington, August 16, 2017 | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that former 3rd District Congressman Vern Ehlers had passed away at the age of 83:

“They don’t make them like Vern anymore. He was so well respected on both sides of the aisle, hard-working, and always a teacher at heart. He committed his life to the service of others – ensuring our students were well prepared for careers in math and science and raising awareness for protecting our environment and Great Lakes. He was a family man and a Christian who made his community and country a better place for all. We will certainly miss his common-sense voice, the likes of which is all too rare in today’s political climate.” 

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