State Representative Sam Smith
66th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Stephen Miskin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2012
PA House Speaker’s Statement on the Death of Arlen Specter
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Rep. Sam Smith (R-Punxsutawney) released the following statement upon learning of the death today of former Sen. Arlen Specter:
"Arlen Specter was always a fighter who loved the battle over public policy.
He loved Pennsylvania, and he loved public service.
While I did not always agree with some of Senator Specter’s decisions,
he was always willing to listen about local problems and try to help fix them. He was a strong advocate for the state’s interests while in Washington, and the Commonwealth lost one of its most dedicated public servants today.
I share my thoughts and prayers with Senator Specter’s family and friends at
this difficult time."
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