Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
LANSING, Mich – Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Governor Brian Calley made the following statements after learning of the passing of former Congressman Vern Ehlers of Grand Rapids:
Gov. Snyder: "The passing of Vern Ehlers is a true loss for Michigan. Vern was a devoted public official, serving four terms on the Kent County Board of Commissioners, 10 years in the Michigan Legislature, and 16 years in Congress. He represented the best Michigan had to offer and will truly be missed. I send my most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and community on behalf of all Michiganders who are mourning his loss."
Lt. Gov. Calley: "Vern Ehlers was a gentleman and a statesman. His gentle demeanor combined with his expertise on complex policy matters made him truly unique. He was West Michigan through and through and he made a big difference in his 83 years. My sincerest condolences to his family."