Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Former Senator Lonnie Laffen

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of former North Dakota State Senator Lonnie Laffen.

“Both in his career and as a public servant, Senator Laffen was dedicated to the growth and development of North Dakota. He was a distinguished leader in his industry and has left a lasting legacy, through the many structures he has helped design, his contributions to future generations of architects and his service as a state legislator. I appreciate the opportunities I had to work with Lonnie, both in government and as a businessman, and he will be truly missed. Mikey and I send our deepest condolences to his family, and we will keep his loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.”