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Statement on Passing of GA House Speaker David Ralston

—Mayor Andre Dickens issued the following statement.

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Georgia House Speaker David Ralston.

"We were aligned on many issues that affected the lives of Atlantans.  And when we were not, I could always count on the Speaker to be open to differing points of view.    He and I shared a commitment to drawing circles of inclusion, rather than lines of exclusion, even when it meant crossing party lines.

"Speaker Ralston was a wise and fair leader, whose love for Georgia was immense. He was a valued and vocal partner for us as we fought to keep Atlanta whole. And he is leaving some mighty big shoes to fill under the Gold Dome.

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"On behalf of the City of Atlanta, I offer my condolences to his loved ones.  Rest easy, my friend."


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