06.17.13

Senator Burr Statement on Gov. Jim Holshouser’s Passing

Today, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (North Carolina) issued the following statement in reaction to the news of Gov. Jim Holshouser's passing:

"I was terribly sad to hear of Gov. Jim Holshouser's passing. Gov. Holshouser was one of the kindest and most sincere people to ever become involved in North Carolina politics. Staying true to his mountain roots, Jim would always shoot you straight and stay true to his word. His lifelong dedication to service to our state was defined by many outstanding accomplishments that made North Carolina a better place to live. To those of us who knew him personally, Jim was a trusted counselor, leader, and, most importantly, a great friend. Today, all North Carolinians have lost one of the true statesmen of our time."