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Beyer Statement On The Passing Of Gerald Baliles

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Washington, October 29, 2019 | comments

U.S. Representative Don Beyer released the following statement today on the passing of former Virginia Governor Gerald Baliles:

“Governor Jerry Baliles was a unique and exceptional governor, who translated his thoughtful reflection into powerful public policy. His is the landmark transportation investment and reformation of the 20th Century. The governor devoted enormous energy to the mental health challenges of Virginians, arguing that these affected every family. Never without a book under his arm, Jerry Baliles was unafraid to bring high intelligence and sophisticated understandings to the public space. A noble man of unblemished integrity, Governor Baliles’ death is a real loss for the New Dominion and all Americans.”

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