COUNCILWOMAN’S STATEMENT ON PASSING OF CONGRESSMAN BILL GRAY

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(PHILADELPHIA, PA) Tuesday July 2, 2013 – “I am still in a state of shock. Congressman Bill Gray really made a mark on my political career. It was Congressman Gray who first mentioned, inspired and urged me to go to my first Democratic National Convention in 1984. Because of that “nudging” I have been to 7 of the last 8 DNC Conventions. I was also astonished by his gift as a Pastor, having been a longtime member of Bright Hope Baptist Church. If you had the privilege of hearing his sermons, you know that his knowledge of the Bible equaled his knowledge of the Constitution. I join the legions of adoring admirers who will miss his footprint. He was a leader who distinguished himself as a minister, educator, Congressman and father. In all these roles, he made excellence his standard while never losing the common touch. My heart and prayers go out to his family. We thank them for sharing him with the City of Philadelphia and the nation. We must all remember that God gives us work to do on earth and then he calls us home.”

For additional information please contact the Chief of Staff, David Forde at (215) 686-3438

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