Gov. Reynolds issues statement on passing of Robert Ray

Iowa Governor (1968 - 1983) Robert Ray (file photo from 2011)

Iowa Governor (1968 – 1983) Robert Ray (file photo from 2011)

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Sunday on the passing of former Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray:

“Governor Ray’s legacy lives on in the millions of people that he impacted as a tremendous statesman for Iowa and our nation. His civility, courage and common-sense governing set a high standard for those who followed.

“May our prayers and thoughts bring peace to First Lady Billie Ray, her daughters and family at this time.”

(DES MOINES) – Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg issued the following statement Sunday on the passing of former Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray:

“Governor Ray was a giant in Iowa history, and he left an indelible mark on this state. He will be remembered as a leader who earned the respect of Iowans of all backgrounds and beliefs. May he remain a role model to us all.

“Cari and I send our sincere condolences to the Ray family.”

Secretary Pate issues statement on passing of Robert Ray

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate issued the following statement today regarding the passing of former Iowa Governor Robert Ray:

“I am very saddened to hear of the passing of former Governor Robert Ray. He was an inspiration to so many Iowans, including myself. Bob Ray is the reason I entered public service. As a teenager, I attended a Boy Scouts proclamation signing in Governor Ray’s Capitol office in the 1970’s. Governor Ray gave me an Iowa flag and the lapel pin he was wearing. It was that meeting that spurred my lifelong commitment to serving others.

Governor Ray was a one of a kind leader and leaves behind a tremendous legacy. Our state, our nation, and our world were made better by his outstanding leadership. He was a model for all of us to follow and will be greatly missed. My condolences to his wife Billie, their daughters and all the family and friends of Governor Ray. I join Iowans in every corner of the state in mourning his passing.” – Paul Pate, Iowa Secretary of State

Statement From Fred Hubbell On Passing Of Former Iowa Governor Robert Ray

Following the passing of former Iowa Governor Robert Ray, Fred Hubbell release the following statement:

“Governor Ray’s courageous and compassionate leadership serves as an example to us all,” said Fred Hubbell. “He was an Iowan first, always putting what was best for the people and this state above all else. A testament to this, was his constant work across the aisle to push and pass landmark accomplishments like collective bargaining for Iowa workers, the Iowa Bottle Bill to clean up Iowa roads, and his welcoming of war-torn refugees that have enriched Iowa communities. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on in those deeds. Our hearts and prayers are with First Lady Billie Ray and all of the Ray family.”

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