El Paso Mayor Dee Margo reacts to death of George H.W. Bush

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El Paso Mayor Dee Margo is offering his sympathies in the wake of the death of President George H.W. Bush.

As KTSM reported, Bush died on Friday at age 94.

Margo sent the following statement to KTSM Saturday afternoon:

President Bush was admired and respected for his leadership and unwavering service to our nation beginning in WW II. I hope his humble and modest nature as a servant leader is never forgotten by our Presidents. Our prayers are with his family especially George and Laura. 

Many other elected officials from across the state also expressed their thoughts and prayers.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued the following statement:

“The state of Texas mourns with the nation at the passing of one of our greatest Presidents. George H.W. Bush was an American hero and icon, he was a friend to all he met, he embodied class and dignity. Texans are genuinely honored that he called the Lone Star State home and we collectively grieve this monumental loss. On behalf of Texas, Cecilia and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the Bush family in their time of need.”

Abbott also shared a photo of his family with the former First Couple at a football game between Texas A&M and Texas.

Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz both issued statements as well.

“His uncompromising service to Texas and this nation can never be duplicated or fully quantified, but his impact is unmistakable and his legacy everlasting,” Cornyn said in part.

Cruz tweeted that Bush’s time as Vice President “prepared him well for the heavy burdens of that highest office, steering our nation through the fall of the Berlin Wall and the First Gulf War.”

The El Paso County Republican Party is inviting the community to sign their condolences to the Bush family. 

Anyone interested can visit its offices located at 120 Paragon Ste. 220 during the following times:

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00PM

  • Monday 10:00AM – 4:00PM

  • Tuesday 10:00AM – 4:00PM 

  • Wednesday  9:00AM – 7:00PM

The El Paso County Republican Party is also hosting a non-partisan gathering for Bush’s funeral events from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

The organization released the following 

We express our deepest and sincerest condolences to the Bush family on the passing of former President George Herbert Walker Bush. He served his country with honor and dignity. He was a leader to his family, his country and all who knew him. 

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