Governor Whitmer Releases Statement on Passing of Former U.S. Senator Carl Levin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
July 29, 2021  
Press@Michigan.gov 

 

Governor Whitmer Releases Statement on Passing of Former U.S. Senator Carl Levin

 

LANSING, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued the following statement on the passing of former United States Senator Carl Levin.

 

"Senator Carl Levin was a champion for Michigan. His 36 year tenure in the United States Senate, the longest in state history, was marked by a tireless commitment to our auto industry, Great Lakes, and men and women in uniform. Carl paved the way for a safer planet, helped pass several nuclear weapons and missile treaties, and spoke out courageously against entering the war in Iraq. He made Michigan a safer and better place for our families, securing funds to create the Detroit Riverwalk and writing the bill that established Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Carl would often wear his glasses on the tip of his nose, but he saw the best in us. He saw what we were capable of when we came to the table as Michiganders, as Americans, to get things done. Carl devoted his life to public service, and it us up to us to follow his example. My thoughts are with his family, many of whom are lifelong public servants, including his brother, former Congressman Sander Levin and his nephew, Congressman Andy Levin. Carl, we miss you."

 

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