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Charles Booker, Democratic Nominee For U.S. Senate, Issues Statement Following The News Of Mr. Clarence Yancey’s Passing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following the news about the passing of Mr. Clarence Yancey, prominent community leader in Louisville and the entire commonwealth of Kentucky, Charles Booker, U.S. Senate Nominee and former State Representative, releases the following statement:

“My heart is heavy after learning the devastating news of a local hero passing away. Mr. Yancey is a mighty and influential figure in our community. The countless memories and many stories I have of Mr. Yancey will always be remembered and cherished. His love and support are etched in my heart. So much, in fact, I wrote about Mr. Yancey in my book. He was the person who first told me I could do more than be a staffer. I loved him dearly, and neither our city nor this commonwealth will ever replace him. We don’t just grieve losses like this, we change. I definitely will not be the same. In his honor, I will do my best to be better and achieve what he strived for – a better future for our children and a united community filled with love and respect. Mr. Yancey was active in Louisville, always working to increase the quality of life for all of our families in the West End and throughout Kentucky. Whether he was working in a community garden to grow crops, or advising elected officials through the various boards in which he was appointed to, delivering yard signs, or mentoring young people, including me, Mr. Yancey understood the power of coming together to achieve great things. This news is devastating and crushing. I’m honored that Mr. Yancey has always supported me. He motivated me to get involved in politics and he still motivates me to continue fighting for equity. He will be missed forever. May he rest peacefully.”