BRIDGE, Conn (WTNH) – A state representative from Bridgeport died.
According to Governor Ned Lamont, Representative State of Ezequiel Santiago (D-Bridgeport) died Thursday night.
The CT Post reports that the 45-year-old died of a heart attack.
Governor Lamont has instructed the flag of Connecticut State fly by a half-team as an honor to him.
Lamont released the following statement on the death of Santiago:
“We were very sad this morning to learn about the sudden death of Ezequiel Santiago, a man who was very pleased with the public service and his hometown of Bridgeport. Connecticut State lost lost counsel, and our hearts are broken today as we cry. He was a father, a fighter of his community, and a dedicated public servant. Our prayers with his family, friends, and fellowship are at this difficult time. ”
Lieutenant-Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statement: t
"I am very sorry to learn about the death of the Santiago Representative. I have been friends with Ezequiel and his family for more than twenty years. Ezequiel was built in a family that valued public service and was an intense advocate, especially for families. Ezequiel had an in-depth knowledge of the challenges facing families and worked to address these issues in many roles including neighborhood activist, city councilor and state representative.
My family extends our sincere condolences to his family, friends and community of Bridgeport. "
Len Fasano, Republican Leader of the Senate (R-Haven North) and Senator State Eric Berthel (R-Watertown) sanctioned the following statements on the death of the Representative of the State Ezequiel Santiago: t
"My heart goes out to family and friends of the Santiago Ezequiel Representative," Sen. said. Fasano. "There is no word to express the shock and sadness when he heard his death. The Santiago Representative was a dedicated legislator and an enthusiastic advocate for his community. He was delighted to improve Bridgeport and help him. He will never let partisan politics chat and progress. The Santiago Representative will be greatly missed and he is remembered as a caring and caring legislator who deserves the respect of all who crossed him with pathways.
"The Santiago Representative was a friendly and reasonable man, and his loss has completely destroyed me," said Sean Berthel. “This session, Ezequiel and I got to know each other better with our work on the Banking Committee. I found it to be a rational thoughtful man, and I am delighted to work with it. My prayers are with him, his family, and people of Bridgeport. "
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) released the following statement on the run:
"The passing of Ezequiel Santiago is a painful loss. His dedication and work has made a great contribution to the public service and he will be very proud of his heart and atmosphere and his compassion. his family. "
Senate President Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) issued this statement: t
Ezequiel Santiago was a passionate public servant who devoted himself to his community. We are very sad about the news of his death and we are crying today along with all our colleagues in the legislature. Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends and family. "
The Mayor Laura R. Hoydick from Stratford released the following statement: t
“Running the Santiago Representative is a sudden shock to all of us. We both joined the state legislature and succeeded in communicating friendships to neighboring communities. We helped each other to make our way – mechanically and literally around the Capitol State. He had a wonderful character, and developed a true leader for those who represented him and among those who attended the House. I will always remember his friendliness, and the respect he gave to everyone , whatever their politics. More wonderful people like Ezequiel Santiago, who always put people at the forefront of politics, need to be extremely heavy for the whole State in Connecticut. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and family. "
Other officials have also responded to the death of Santiago.
Connecticut lost an honest leader, a barrister who had a gold heart. My thoughts are with my colleagues in the House and the family of the late Ezequiel Santiago Representative. It was a pleasure and an honor to work with him throughout the passage. We are all crying for losses.
– Brian M. Ohler (@BrianOhler) March 15, 2019
We are sorry to hear of the sudden death of Irish Representative Ezequiel Santiago #Bridgeport. Please, pray with us to pray for his soul, and the comfort of his family and friends.
– Diocese of Bridgeport (@Diobpt) t March 15, 2019
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