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PRESS RELEASE: Statement by Sen. Holperin on the passing of Roger Breske

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MADISON (PRESS RELEASE) - I was sorry and saddened to learn today of the death of former State Senator and Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner Roger Breske at age 73 of a heart attack.

Roger served his state with passion and distinction for over two decades, after committing his life to public service late in his career.  His sincerity and zest for helping people get what they wanted from their government made him a great Senator and his commitment to people's needs assured that he never lost an election.

No one could work a crowd like Roger Breske because no one sincerely liked people as much as Roger did.  He set everyone at ease and earned the voter's trust and good will in return.  His legislative accomplishments focused on economic development for the many small towns of his 12th Senate District, and the dozens of bills passed under his authorship assured that the north had good roads, thriving main streets, successful farm operations, world class recreation trail systems, attractive tourism destinations and working people who were treated fairly by state law.

 Everyone who met Roger Breske had a friend in him.  Wisconsin has lost a great Senator, a committed public servant, and a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and community leader.  I was privileged to have known Roger, and I will miss him

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