Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2019
Governor Whitmer on Passing of Congressman John Conyers
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued the following statement on the death of former Congressman John Conyers, the longest-serving African-American member of Congress in U.S. history.
“Congressman John Conyers was a lifelong Detroiter who was deeply committed to the city and to those he represented. His impact on our state, whether by spearheading reforms in criminal justice and voting rights in Congress or through his lifetime of civil rights activism, will not be forgotten. I extend my deepest condolences to Congressman Conyers’ family for their loss.”