Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Pittenger addresses U.S. House in memory of Ruth Samuelson

Jan 24, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER ADDRESSES U.S. HOUSE IN MEMORY OF RUTH SAMUELSON

 

WASHINGTON – Ruth Samuelson, a longtime leader in the North Carolina House of Representatives and former Member of the Mecklenburg County Commission, died Monday following a battle with ovarian cancer.

Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) addressed the U.S. House of Representatives in memory of Ruth Samuelson.

Click here for full video of Congressman Pittenger’s speech in memory of Ruth Samuelson.

“Ruth infused her faith in God in all aspects of her family, political, personal, and civic life.  Because of her vibrant faith and commitment to focusing on what truly matters, Ruth was known as a thoughtful mediator throughout her tenure in the North Carolina House, someone who approached tense partisan issues with grace, yet never backed away from her convictions,” said Congressman Pittenger. 

“In 2013, Ruth was in line for a top leadership role, but instead she walked away, choosing instead to focus on her passions of family, faith, and philanthropy.  Ruth’s last public statement was, ‘I want people to know that God is my good friend.’  May the Lord bring comfort to her husband Ken, to her children Bobby, David, Joy, and Alex, and her four grandchildren, and the many lives she touched.”

 

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