Zody statement on passing of Joe Kernan


INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democratic Party Chairman and former Kernan staffer John Zody issued the following statement upon former Indiana Governor Joe Kernan’s passing.

“Joe Kernan was a genuine public servant who understood, better than many, what service meant.  

“Governor Kernan was someone who could set politics aside to move our state forward. He understood and brought great perspective to what was truly important – a skill fading from today’s discourse and something that impressed everyone around him – including me and others who worked with the governor. In everything he did, he brought an authenticity, attention to what truly matters, a quick wit and sense of humor.

“There are countless Hoosiers who benefited from everything he contributed to us in his life, which has been cut too short. But he measured success in his life through love for his wonderful wife Maggie, as well as his family and friends, who Indiana Democrats mourn with in his passing. 

“I have spent the morning talking to Democrats from around the state remembering Joe Kernan, and I will treasure the memories we have with him and what I have learned from him for the rest of my life. Rest in peace, Governor.” 


Those wishing to remember and learn more about Governor Kernan can visit www.joekernan.com for information about his life and public service. 

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