Saturday, August 03, 2019

L. Brooks Patterson dies at age 80

L. Brooks Patterson with Amalia Raczkowski - Creative Commons photo by ALS of Michigan/Flickr
The longtime County Executive for Oakland County, L. Brooks Patterson passed away earlier today according to published news reports. He was 80 years of age at the time of his passing and had been battling pancreatic cancer for several months.

I have long opposed many of the political stances that L. Brooks Patterson took during his many years in office. Regardless, I am saddened to learn of his passing. My prayers go out to his family that they may be comforted during this troubling time.

There can be no denying that L. Brooks Patterson left his mark on Michigan. His presence will continue to be felt across the Great Lakes State for generations to come.

According to an article published in The Detroit News, L. Brooks Patterson passed away peacefully at 5:30 this morning. He died at his home in Independence Township, surrounded by friends and family.

Rest in eternal peace, L. Brooks Patterson.

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