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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Norton Statement on the Passing of Her Friend, Former Councilmember Jim Graham

Jun 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement on the passing of her good friend, former Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham.

“The District of Columbia has lost one of its most dedicated public servants in Jim Graham, and I am deeply saddened at the loss of a good friend.  My thoughts and condolences are with Jim’s family and friends.  Jim represented Ward 1, but he served with a city-wide vision and fought tirelessly for the rights of all D.C. residents.  His determination to win equal treatment and rights for the LGBTQ community drove him to public service.  For his 16 years on the D.C. Council, I was proud to fight alongside Jim to help make D.C. the city it is today.  I will miss my friend.”