Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Senator William Roth Dies at 82

The national impact of the distinguished career of former Del. Sen. William Roth is well reported. What is not so widely known outside of Delaware is the way that he treated Delawareans. Senator Roth's office was the most responsive and responsible element of Delaware's government. If you had a problem with government, his staff would listen and work with you to fix it - immediately. It was a breath of fresh air government that I have not seen before, or after. I remember several times I made that call. Senator Roth's staff would hear my position, and they would immediately open a conference call with the offending party to resolve the issue - on the spot. It was amazing. We Delawareans sorely miss him and what he brought to our government.