Friends, Family Remember Former Congressman LaTourette
Family, friends and others remembered former Ohio Congressman Steven LaTourette today at the University Circle United Methodist Church. LaTourette died of cancer earlier this month. From Ohio Public Radio station WKSU, Kevin Niedermier reports.
Family members recalled LaTourette as loving and humorous.
Friends called him smart, loyal and humble.
Among the nearly 300 people in attendance were many political figures including Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson; U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman; and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Former Democratic Cleveland Congressman Dennis Kucinich praised LaTourette for working with him across the aisle on issues like saving Northeast Ohio jobs and improving railroad safety:
“Whatever I needed, Steve was there to help, I mean we were really partners for 16 years. To say he will be missed is a cliché because this is somebody I loved.”
LaTourette left Congress in 2013 citing partisan gridlock, and spent the remaining years of his life working to spur cooperation in Washington.
From June 2016: Steven LaTourette remembers George Voinovich