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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 15, 2005
CONTACT: BRENDA HODGE
SENATE OFFICE OF
COMMUNICATION
PHONE: 225-342-9737

***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."

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For additional information, please contact Senate Communication Officer Brenda Hodge at 225-342-9737.

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