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Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard: We Mourn the Passing of Former House Majority Leader William Mallory Sr.

December 10, 2013
Democratic Newsroom

Ohio House Democratic Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard released the following statement today paying tribute to longtime Ohio House Majority Leader and personal mentor, State Rep. William Mallory Sr.:

“It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we mourn the loss of Leader William L. Mallory, Sr. Ohio has lost a distinguished statesman and trailblazing soldier.

“As a legislator, Rep. Mallory broke barriers, serving as the first African American Ohio House Majority Floor Leader under late-Speaker Verne Riffe. Rep. Mallory’s personal leadership helped guide me as the first African American female House Majority Leader, and I had the distinct honor of calling him a mentor and a friend. It is a privilege to follow in his wake.

Let us keep his beloved widow, sons, daughter and extended family in our thoughts and prayers.

“May we remember the legacy of Leader Mallory in word and deed as we strive to give honor to service and integrity to leadership and work for the advancement of Ohio and her citizens.”