Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb issued the following statement Tuesday on the death of former state senator and U.S. Rep Brad Ashford, who passed away after a battle with brain cancer.
“Representative Brad Ashford was a hero to many,” Kleeb said. “He served the people of the state with pride, skill and grace. Brad was a rare public servant who had a true, unselfish heart. May we all strive to build bridges in order to find common ground just like Brad did every day.”
Said NDP Executive Director Precious McKesson: “Brad Ashford was a great representative of Nebraska. The work he did for our veterans and underserved communities will always be remembered. Brad was loved by many and will be missed.”