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Friday, 20 July 2018 16:15

mike-ellis-senate-news2A dedicated public servant from area, whose impact on our state will not soon be forgotten, passes at 77.

NEENAH, WI - Mike Ellis, a man who spent more than forty years of his life dedicated to Wisconsin politics, passed away Friday morning a family member told Action 2 News.

He served from 1970 until 2014 in the Legislature, a tenure that spanned eight governors and began when current Gov. Scott Walker was just 3 years old.

martha-laning“Wisconsin’s legislature has seen many greats, but the passing of Mike Ellis is a terrible loss," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Martha Laning on hearing the news. "He was a passionate advocate and leader for the people of the Fox Valley through and through. Our thoughts and condolences are with Mike’s family, friends and loved ones."

dave-hansen“I am saddened to hear of Senator Ellis’s passing," said former Senate colleague Dave Hansen of Green Bay. “While we did not always agree, I enjoyed working with him. He possessed a great institutional memory, had a very quick wit and was an extremely skilled debater. He was also a dedicated public servant whose impact on our state will not soon be forgotten.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Senator Ellis’s family during this difficult time,” concludes Hansen.

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