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Monday, March 02, 2015

AFSCME President Lee Saunders' statement on the passing of longtime AFSCME Political Director Larry Scanlon

Saunders: Larry's passion, friendship, and mentorship will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Scanlon family.

Washington, D.C. — 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement on the passing of longtime AFSCME Political Director Larry Scanlon:

We are heartbroken by the loss of Larry Scanlon, AFSCME's former political director, who was taken from us far too soon in a car accident Friday. Larry was an unparalleled member of the AFSCME family.

The ‘big dog’ of kindness and generosity. He viewed his work with AFSCME members not as a job, but as a calling. And he helped make AFSCME what it is today – a union with an uncompromising mission to give workers a voice.

Larry's passion, friendship, and mentorship will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Scanlon family.

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