From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
May 23, 2006
Contact: Kenneth Besserman, 512-463-0113

Senator Ellis statement on the passing of Senator Lloyd Bentsen

"Senator Bentsen was a great statesman and role model for me and so many. I was honored to have had the opportunity to get to know him while we traveled the country campaigning for the vice presidency. His footprints of statesmanship on local, state, national and international politics will long be remembered."