Statement on loss of Senator Dave Tomassoni

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 Administration • 100 North Fifth Avenue West, Room 202 • Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: (218) 726-2450 •

Kevin Z. Gray
County Administrator




August 12, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kazel, Communications Manager

218-725-5049 (office) • 218-591-2219 (cell)


St. Louis County issues statement on death of David Tomassoni

Following the news of the death of Senator David Tomassoni, St. Louis County Board Chair Paul McDonald issued the following statement.


"The people of the Iron Range, St. Louis County and our entire state has lost a leader. Senator David Tomassoni served this region with passion, enthusiasm and kindness. He combined friendliness with creative thinking to find compromise and real solutions. 


"Dave was a champion for the people of his district and all working families. He fought for jobs and improving the quality of life on his beloved Iron Range.


"We extend our sincerest condolences to his family. We are among the many friends who are grieving. ALS took him from us far too soon, but his legacy will live on. That is something that gives us both comfort and inspiration."