Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist express sentiments on passing of Steve Hood


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discusses coronavirus in Michigan during a Dec. 3, 2020, press conference in Lansing as Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist looks on. (Courtesy Michigan Executive Office of the Governor)

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Darlin Gilchrist released the following statement regarding the passing of Steve Hood.

Steve Hood was a titan in the city of Detroit. His passing is such an incredible loss for so many of us who not only called him a mentor, but also a close friend. Steve lived the spirit of Detroit through his deeds and actions. Everything that he did had a positive impact on those around him. We will carry on his legacy by fighting for the values and policies that he advocated for throughout his career. We miss you, Steve.” 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

The heart of Detroit is hurting after the news of Steve Hood’s passing,” said Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist. “Steve dedicated his life to the city that he loved, and a city that loved him back just as much. Whether we heard his voice on the radio or saw him in the community, there’s not a single person who wasn’t impacted by his words and wisdom. Steve was a mentor to many. I consider myself lucky to have been able to spend countless hours in his presence learning about the policy and politics that can enable endless possibility and potential in the city that we call home. We will miss him every day. Rest in power.” 

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist

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