Senator Burr Statement On The Passing Of Former Rep. Cass Ballenger

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement on the passing of former Representative Cass Ballenger (R-NC):

"It was my honor to count Cass as a mentor, friend and colleague,” said Senator Burr. “Cass was wholly dedicated to serving the people of North Carolina and I often look to the example he set in his sincere attention to his constituents. As a lawmaker, he was knowledgeable and careful, insisting on understanding all angles of an issue before making a plan, as evidenced in his transformation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. My prayers are with his family today.  He was a great representative and an even better man."

Rep. Ballenger served North Carolina’s 10th Congressional district from 1986-2005. Prior to his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he was a member of North Carolina State Senate and the North Carolina State House.