***MEDIA ALERT***MEDIA ALERT***
APRIL 15, 2005
SENATE PRESIDENT DON HINES' STATEMENT
Senate President Don Hines (D-Bunkie) issued the following statement today regarding the death of District 6 State Senator John J. Hainkel, Jr. :
"The state of Louisiana and its citizens have lost a dedicated public servant who spent his life working to improve the quality of life for Louisiana’s families and children. John was a committed advocate for improving education, protecting and preserving our great natural resources and developing our state’s economy. The members of the Louisiana Senate and our staff have lost a tireless legislator who was not afraid to reach across party and philosophical divides to get things done. Most importantly we have lost a friend."
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as I know are the thoughts and prayers of countless others across Louisiana and the nation who knew and respected John. He will be truly missed."
For additional information, please contact Senate Communication Officer Brenda Hodge at 225-342-9737.