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Sympathies to a legislator

Posted at 4:01 PM on April 27, 2007 by Bob Collins (1 Comments)

I enjoyed, actually, watching the smoking ban debate on Thursday. I've been particularly impressed this session with several of the rookies. Rep. Steve Gottwalt is one of those who have exhibited a literate style, a sharp wit, and a civil tone. I was confused when I read the House Journal last night because, although he was knee-deep in the amendments fight, he didn't vote in the final tally for the bill.

It turns out he learned during the debate that his mother-in-law had become seriously ill. And we learned this morning that she has died. Our sympathies, of course, to the Gottwalt family.


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My condolences go to Rep. Gottwalt and his entire family.

Posted by elmer benson | April 27, 2007 4:42 PM