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Congressman Carson Statement on the Death of Former Indiana Governor Joe Kernan

Jul 29, 2020
Press Release

Indianapolis, IN — Congressman André Carson released the following statement on the death of former Indiana Governor Joe Kernan. 

“I join our entire state, and particularly the residents of South Bend, in mourning the loss of former Governor Joe Kernan -- a true patriot, proud Hoosier, and lifelong public servant. I also send my deepest condolences to his wife Maggie and his many loved ones. At a young age, Governor Kernan answered America’s call and served our country honorably and bravely during the Vietnam War, setting a standard of service and courage that he maintained throughout his life. When former Governor Frank O’Bannon, whom he served under as Lt. Governor, passed away unexpectedly, he didn’t hesitate to once again boldly answer the call to serve by assuming the role of the 48th Governor of the State of Indiana. In this role, he worked tirelessly to improve the lives of all Hoosiers, a commitment he held throughout his entire life. I hope every Hoosier will pledge to carry on his amazing legacy and live by his timeless example."