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DFL Party Statement on the Passing of Former State Senator Bev Scalze


DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement on the death of former State Senator Bev Scalze: 


“I was deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Bev Scalze and my heart goes out to her loved ones. Bev was a close friend and I greatly admired her steadfast commitment to public service. From the city council all the way to the state senate, Bev Scalze spent decades working to improve the lives of her fellow Minnesotans.

“The Legacy Amendment that Bev co-authored has invested tremendous resources in preserving Minnesota’s pristine natural environment, clean drinking water, and rich cultural heritage for future generations. She also played a key role in writing and passing numerous bonding bills, whose investments created shared prosperity, growth, and good jobs in communities throughout our state.

“We all share the goal of leaving Minnesota better than we found it, but few can claim to have done so to the extent Bev Scalze did. Although Bev is no longer with us and will be greatly missed, her legacy will live on in the remarkable gifts she gave to future generations.”