Gov. Walker: Statement on passing of former state Sen. Mike Ellis

Contact: Amy Hasenberg, (608) 266-2839

MADISON — Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today after learning of the passing of former State Senate President Mike Ellis.

“Tonette and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Senator Mike Ellis. He was a giant in the Legislature and a bigger-than-life personality in Wisconsin politics. I enjoyed serving with him as a lawmaker and as governor. We were just on the radio together recently and I love his wit and passion. He will be missed by so many of us. Tonette and I send our prayers to his entire family.”

Governor Walker will be ordering flags to half-staff for the day of service. An executive order is forthcoming.

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