Governor's Statement on Death of Governor Carnahan

Contact: John Truscott (517) 335-6397

"I was shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Governor Mel Carnahan and his son, Roger.

"I served with Governor Carnahan for nearly eight years, having sat next him at National Governors' Association (NGA) meetings. I came to know him as a man with a deep commitment to public service.

"All governors fondly remember the annual NGA meeting that Governor Carnahan hosted in St. Louis.

"Governor Carnahan will be missed by all of us who served with him. This morning, we all feel a great sense of loss.

"Michelle and I wish to convey our deepest condolences and prayers to Jean Carnahan and the Carnahan family."