MADISON – Representative Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement today on the passing of Congressman Gerald “Jerry” Kleczka, who represented the Milwaukee area in Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District from 1984-2005:
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and colleague, US Representative Jerry Kleczka. I had the pleasure of serving alongside Representative Kleczka in Congress and I have always had the utmost respect for his tenacious advocacy. Jerry never forgot where he came from and worked hard for critical causes like alleviating poverty and improving education in Milwaukee, throughout Wisconsin, and across the country.
“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this time of loss. Jerry served our state well and will be fondly remembered for effectively achieving results for working people.”