WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement regarding the passing of Former Kansas State Senator Don Steffes:
“I am saddened by the passing of my friend and former Kansas State Senate colleague Don Steffes. I spoke with Don recently and he was spirited as ever — I now feel especially grateful for that conversation and our years of friendship. As colleagues in the Kansas Senate, Don and I shared a passion for preserving Kansas' rural way of life. Don served as president of a community bank in his hometown of McPherson and eventually as chair of the Kansas Bankers Association. He was an economic development leader in our state, serving as the first managing officer of the Kansas Development Credit Corporation, manager of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and executive vice president of the McPherson Industrial Development Corporation.
“With such a distinguished professional background, Don had a wealth of wisdom to offer and I am grateful that he was willing to share it with me. I am a better public servant and a better person for having known and worked alongside my friend Don Steffes. Robba and I extend our deepest sympathies to Don's loving family during this difficult time.”
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