Sandoval Statement on Death of Bill Raggio


Mary-Sarah Kinner
Communications Director
CARSON CITY, NV - February 24, 2012

Governor Brian Sandoval made the following statement this morning after learning of the death of former state Senator Bill Raggio:

“With the death of Senator Bill Raggio, one of the great lights in the world of Nevada politics has gone out. Senator Raggio's career exemplified the very best of public service. His dedication to law and order, higher education, and the fiscal health of this great state spanned literally decades of Nevada history and touched the lives of tens of thousands of Nevadans. Kathleen and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Raggio family in their time of mourning. I have said before that if there was a Mount Rushmore of Nevada politics, Bill Raggio's image would forever be carved there. The Nevada family has lost a great patriarch; may God rest his soul as we remember all that he meant to our state.”

The Governor intends to order flags to half-staff on the day of Raggio’s funeral.


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