Senator Ellis Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2010
Contact: Tina Tran, 512-463-0113

Senator Ellis responds to State Representative Edmund Kuempel's Passing

(Austin, TX)//State Representative Edmund Kuempel (R-Seguin), a 27 year veteran of the Texas House, passed away this morning. State Senator Rodney Ellis releases the following statement:

"I am deeply saddened by the news of State Representative Kuempel's sudden passing. It was an honor and a pleasure to serve alongside him in the Texas legislature. When you have the privilege of occupying the Texas Capitol as long as Representative Kuempel, you learn a thing or two about the great things one can accomplish with kindness, diplomacy, and an unwavering work ethic. Representative Kuempel was the embodiment of all those qualities. My sincere condolences go out to his wife, Roberta; his children, John and Margaret; and grandchildren, Rose, Will, and Sam. Texas lost a great statesman today. He will be missed."