The city of Middleburg Heights would like to extend our deep felt condolences to the LaTourette family on the loss of Congressman Steven LaTourette.

“Nobody was a better representative in the United States Congress and more involved personally with representing Middleburg Heights than my friend Steve LaTourette” said Mayor Gary Starr.

Whether it was attending a tree planting ceremony at Big Creek Elementary School, helping a senior citizen with a social security problem or a military veteran, Steve was there for them.

I personally witnessed Steve’s disarming charm, self-effacing humor and decency in dealing with people many times. Steve told me on many occasions that his brand of politics was the art of compromise and bipartisanship.

How unique in national politics to have both unions and businesses endorsing you at the same time.

If we had 100 more Steve LaTourette’s in congress today, we all would be better off.


Photo: Mayor Gary Starr, Congressman Steve LaTourette and Dr. Jack DeSario