Fitzgerald Statement on Passing of Senator Arlen Specter

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter:

“Our nation and commonwealth lost a remarkable public servant and moderate political voice today. Arlen Specter was quick to reach across party and ideological lines and to put the needs of Americans above partisanship. He was measured in his views and worked seamlessly with both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Specter was a supporter of both business and labor and an authority on foreign relations, but more than anything, he was a champion of Pennsylvania. The thoughts and prayers of the residents of Allegheny County are with his family.”

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