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Governor Whitmer on Death of Former State Senator Tom Casperson


November 30, 2020   



Governor Whitmer on Death of Former State Senator Tom Casperson 


LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued the following statement on the death of former state Senator Tom Casperson who passed away at 61 years old after battling lung cancer.   


“Tom Casperson was an unwavering public servant, who made sure Yoopers always felt like their voices were heard in our state Capitol at every point during the legislative process. While our politics varied, Tom proved that it was still possible to find common ground and work together to do right by the people of Michigan. As Senate Democratic Leader, I was proud to work across the aisle with state Senator Casperson to expand health care coverage through the Healthy Michigan plan, which now ensures coverage for more than 800,000 Michiganders across our state. Despite his diagnosis, Tom remained committed to doing the people’s work as he battled this vicious disease. My thoughts are with Tom’s family during this difficult time.” 


After funeral arrangements are announced, a release will be issued to lower the United States and State of Michigan flags in his honor.