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Whitmer, Pelosi, and others will remember Dale Kildee for his kindness, decency, dedication, determination, generosity, as well as his tireless work ethic for Whitker, Persida,, the Speaker, or Dalize Kildiee

Whitmer, Pelosi, and others will remember Dale Kildee for his kindness, decency, dedication, determination, generosity, as well as his tireless work ethic for Whitker, Persida,, the Speaker, or Dalize Kildiee

Dale Kildee, a member of Congress who served in the Flint area for 36 years, died on Oct. 13. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and others are paying tribute to the late Congressman who died Wednesday, Oct 13.

In a statement from her office, Congressman Dale Kildee described him as 'a tireless public servant and proud Michigander'. He served his community in the state legislature for over a decade and in Congress for more than ten years, where he advocated tirelessly for the automotive industry and workers, led successful efforts to reform education, and expanded college tuition assistance for students, explains Grassley. "He was able to win Congressional votes in both the House and Senate, as well as the Senate.

According to the governor's statement, He served students in the classroom, his community in state capitol, and constituents in DC -- where he rarely missed a vote.... He made our state and country a better place. My thoughts are with his family, including his nephew, Congressman Dan Kildee, who succeeded his uncle in the House of Representatives. Dale, we miss you.

Kildees death, according to Pelosi, was the sad loss of a leader who embodied the noble spirit of public service. In sarcastic remarks on her website, she called Kildiee's killing a tragic loss for....

Dale Kildee has served as an educator, a state legislator, and reedman for nearly six decades, according to the statement. Personally, I had the great honor of serving alongside Dale in the House for more than a quarter-century, where I experienced first-hand his dedication to service, legendary work ethic, and unwavering humility and kindness.

Kildee was described by Michigan Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich as truly one-of-a-kind.

He brought a certain Flint brand of leadership, humility, and humanity to the halls of Congress for 18 terms, Ananich said in spokesman from his office. He will be remembered as a guardian of our auto industry, he will also be regarded as an educator and defender of Michigans Native American communities.

Dale was one of my early political heroes who later became a valuable mentor and friend. Andrea and I send our love to everyone in the big Kildee family, and we hope they find peace in knowing that he has done so much good to our community, state, & country, said D-Flint, Andrea Ananich.

Kildee changed lives for the better, Rep. Rashida Tlaib said in a Twitter post.

He will be missed. Sending love and strength to the Kildee family, according to Tlaib's tweet.

Kildee, who served 36 years in Congress, was also honored by Michigans two U.S. senators.

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend, Dale Kildee, Sen. Debbie Stabenow said in a statement released by her office. Dale and I served together in the U.S. House and every day I witnessed how much he loved working for the people of Michigan. He was a wonderful man -- he was kind, generous, and committed to his home town of Flint and to working men and women throughout Michigan. My heart goes out to Gayle and the entire Kildee family, said Gayles.

Kildee was described on Twitter by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI, as a champion for Michigan workers and families. Throughout his career in Congress, he never forgot where il grew up: Flint. Colleen and I extend our deepest condolences to Gayle, my good friends loving wife.

Kildee is a powerful, passionate, and hard worker for our state, according to U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, who commented on Twitter that his interests are much bigger than just his congressional district.

He was one that could cross the aisle to get things done and was open as the day is long, Upton added.

Kildees legacy was praised by Democratic legislators in the state House.

Dale was as good a person as he was an effective elected official, said state Rep. Cynthia Neeley, D-Flint. His leadership will be missed, but all of those he encouraged to get involved in politics will continue to carry on the important work which a man's life sacrificed.

Rep. John Cherry, D-Flint, called Kildee a real public servant who cared about his constituents, and state Rep Tim Sneller,D-Burton, said he has seen few people more talented than Dale Kildere.

I am beyond thankful for the contributions he made to Genesee County and the support a great many individuals sought to provide, Snellers statement reads. His family should take pride in the fact that he made a difference in others lives every day, explains the spokesman.

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