Knoxville, TN - Mark Padgett released the following statement today regarding the passing of former Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter:
"My family and I were saddened by the news of Governor Ned McWherter's passing. From smart infrastructure investment to education to healthcare reform, he understood that investing in Tennesseans was the best way to create jobs and increase our quality of life. His dedication to improving the lives of all Tennesseans was also evident in his ability to transcend partisan politics and work with people from all walks of life. He was a statesman in every sense of the word, and he will be missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and folks across Tennessee who were inspired by his strong work ethic and kind heart."
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