Democrat Bids Farewell to Senator Bob Bennett

Media Statement
For Immediate Release: May 4, 2016
Contact:                Elizabeth Converse, Communications Director
                        Utah House Democratic Caucus
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House Democrat Remembers Senator Bob Bennett
Salt Lake City - House Democratic Caucus Manager Patrice Arent issued the following statement after the passing of former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett:
“I was privileged to know Senator Bennett for many years. Whenever we talked, it didn’t matter that I was a Democrat; what mattered was that I was a Utahn. We shared a love of politics, art and Shakespeare. Last summer I fondly recall discussing plays with him at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. During the past few years every time I saw him, he would remind me that he worked at a law firm in DC founded by my uncle. Senator Bennett was a strong supporter of Israel, a topic that brought us together.
I may have not always agreed with his views on policy issues, but I always appreciated his civility. In this political climate that might seem like a weakness, but that is what Utah and our nation so desperately need. We have lost a leader in Utah, someone who made a major contribution to our state and nation.  His presence and his politics will be missed.”