MIKE LAKE
DEMOCRAT FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Mike Lake Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

During his life Nelson Mandela transcended humanity - he became a symbol, a beacon of strength, hope and perseverance. As the world mourns the loss of this giant who stood among us, we must celebrate the freedom and fairness he stood for, while continuing to fight the world's remaining inequities which he stood against.

Let us all live by his example and choose to stand on the side of righteousness and compassion, dignity and honor, hope and strength. Of Nelson Mandela's many legacies, none is greater than the proof that one person can truly inspire and change the world.

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