From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
May 6, 2005
Contact: Jeremy Warren, (512) 463-0113

Statement on Passing of Joe Moreno

"I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joe Moreno. The people of Texas have lost a champion and a good friend on this tragic day. The suddenness of this loss is heart-breaking and reminds us to cherish each day we are given.

"Joe embodied the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: the only way to have a friend is to be one. He was truly a dear friend to all that knew him and a man of deep conviction and great spirit. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, his friends and all those fortunate enough to have known him."