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For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2014
Media Contact:
Fernando Figueredo
figueref@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez's statement on Governor Reubin Askew


(MIAMI, March 13, 2014) – Today we mourn the death of Florida’s 37th Governor, Reubin Askew.  Governor Askew led our state throughout much of the 1970s and left us a legacy of ethical governance, greater transparency, and a devotion to equality and civil rights.  More importantly, through his continued work and education efforts, Governor Askew set a precedent for leadership that serves as an example for all of us in public service.  Our state is a better place because of Governor Askew, and I join all Floridians in extending my deepest sympathy to his wife and family.  May God rest his soul.