Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the passing of Senator Paul Laxalt.
“Today, Nevada has lost a proud son and dedicated public servant. Paul Laxalt, the son of a Basque sheepherder, was a man of determination, honor, and principle. He fought for his values and for Nevada, his home and the state he loved. The constant that ran through the 96 years of his life was a commitment to service. He fought for our country in the U.S. Army in the Pacific as a young man, went on to law school and served as a District Attorney fighting for Nevadans. And as our Lieutenant Governor, Governor, and Nevada’s United States Senator, he set an example. The influence Senator Laxalt had in Washington extended across both sides of the aisle, he worked to find consensus. Members of Congress from both California and Nevada will come together at Lake Tahoe tomorrow, a place he fought hard to preserve. I’m committed to honoring that legacy and the example Senator Laxalt set. Paul and I extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Carol, his children, and grandchildren.”