Langevin Statement on the Passing of Bill Walaska

Apr 3, 2017 Issues: Rhode Island

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement on the passing of State Senator Bill Walaska:

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Bill Walaska, a dedicated legislator, passionate advocate, and someone I was proud to call a friend. Bill’s leadership and commitment to public service ensured that every constituent he represented had a strong voice in the General Assembly. Whether he was crafting policies to protect our environment or working on initiatives to strengthen the economy, his boundless passion and courage of conviction made him a true champion of the people. In fact, Bill served as my State Senator, and I can say with firsthand knowledge that he truly made a difference in the lives of his constituents and residents across the entire state. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”