Chairman Kaufmann Statement on the Passing of Former Iowa Governor Bob Ray

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement after the passing of former Iowa Governor Bob Ray:

“Governor Ray was a combination of statesmanship, unquestioned integrity, and leadership that transcended politics. Just hours before I assumed the Chairmanship of the Iowa Republican Party, I visited the Governor and he provided me advice and guidance. Every single time I walked away from a visit with Bob Ray, I realized that I had just been in the presence of an Iowa legend. My sincere condolences go out to his wife and daughters with my sincere gratitude for sharing the man who helped to make our precious Iowa a better place. God bless you my friend. Rest in the assurance that you have served a grateful State and Nation with honor and grace.”