WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement after the passing of retired State Senator Ulysses Lee “Rip” Gooch:
“Rip was a trailblazer who spent his entire life serving others. It was an honor to serve with Rip in the Kansas State Senate. He was highly respected on both sides of the aisle, and even after his retirement, Rip continued to be a strong advocate for the community. Rip’s passion for aviation and dedication to civil rights will leave a lasting legacy in our state.
“Robba and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Rip’s family and loved ones."
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